The Dover Planning Board has completed the process of creating a Housing Production Plan (HPP), pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 40B. The HPP process enables the Town to study local housing needs, market conditions, environmental constraints, and issues of affordability. This study informs policies and strategies to produce affordable and market rate housing that are locally desired. When a community approves an HPP and meets housing targets, the HPP is considered "Certified" by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), which allows the local Zoning Board of Appeals the ability to deny "unfriendly" 40B projects.
The Planning Board approved the Draft Housing Production Plan at their meeting on November 15, 2021. The Board of Selectmen approved the draft at their December 16, 2021 meeting. DHCD approved the plan on January 20, 2022. The effective approval date of the plan is December 21, 2021. The approval is good for five years; the plan will need to be updated again by December 21, 2026.
If you have any questions, comments, or would like to receive updates on the Housing Production Plan process, please contact Courtney Starling at email@example.com.