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Published on February 27, 2014

Author: MAPCMetroBoston

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The Sustainable Communities Grants made a great deal of good work possible for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and its partners -- all to improve the quality of live for the people who live, work, and play in the 101 cities and towns in its region. See the stories of five of those projects in five very different Massachusetts communities.
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MAPC Winter Council Meeting | February 26, 2014 Photo courtesy North Shore CDC

LYNN DUNCAN Director of Planning & Community Development, City of Salem Salem Point Neighborhood Vision and Action Plan A Sustainable Communities Grant Project CITY of SALEM

Salem Point Neighborhood Walking Tour Courtesy Emerson Engagement Game

Courtesy Emerson Engagement Game Lab

Job Training + Placement, Education and Career Pathways Organizations, city departments, businesses, citizen groups Environment, Open Space, + Recreation Organizations, parks, community spaces, activities Housing + Economic Development Tenant groups, real estate agents, city departments, landlords, property owners, organizations, businesses Neighborhood Pride + Civic Engagement Organizations, city departments and boards, citizen groups, media, service learning programs Safety + Security Organizations, city departments and boards, citizen groups Point Neighborhoo d Vision Infrastructure City departments, transportation resources, housing, parking

ADAM CHAPDELAINE Town Manager, Arlington A Very Bright Idea: LED Streetlight Retrofits A Sustainable Communities Grant Project

Streetlights Replaced 3,000 Kilowatt-hours Saved 703 K Annual Energy Cost Savings $105 K Annual Maintenance Savings $40 K Total Cost of LED Streetlights $1.04 M Town of Arlington Funds $714 K Green Communities Grant Funds $160 K NSTAR Incentive Funds $165 K Payback to Arlington Taxpayers 4.9 Years

http://www.mapc.org/clean-energy Ani Krishnan, MAPC Energy Planner

KEITH BERGMAN, Town Administrator, Littleton, MA / MAGIC Chairman MAGIC Agricultural Planning: A Sustainable Communities Grant Project

Agriculture is Strong in

Yet There are

Results: Report &

Affordable, Protected Land for Lease Build Community Support (Farm Friendly Neighbor) Zoning Amendments: Accessory Uses Local & Flexible APR/CR Recommendations for a Strong Agricultural System Agriculture Commission Powers Infrastructure Investment Farm Viability: Supplemental Revenue Streams

New Tools

Measurable Change Littleton: Google Maps image • Established Agricultural Commission • Amended Zoning for Expanded Agricultural Uses • Best Management Practices for Town-Owned Agricultural Land

Outcomes: A Statewide Project!

KRISTINA JOHNSON, Director of Transportation Planning RE-ENVISIONING WOLLASTON: A Station Area Plan for Wollaston Center A Sustainable Communities Grant Project.

Hancock Street, Quincy, MA.

Vision Map for Wollaston

Before and After Renderings of Beale Street, Quincy,

Bike/Ped Network Plan for the City of Quincy

68 Beale Street MBTA MBTA Parking in Wollaston

DANA LeWINTER Director of Housing, City of Somerville MERIDITH LEVY Deputy Director, Somerville Community Corporation The Dimensions of Displacement A Sustainable Communities Grant Project

Tracking Neighborhood Change • Tenure • Household Size and Type • Bedroom Count • Cost Burden • Mortgage Status • Overcrowding • Geographic Mobility • Race and Ethnicity • Education • Citizenship Status • Income and Poverty Status

How much could rents increase? Rents along the GLX could rise 25% to 67% 700 to 800 renters could become newly cost-burdened

How much housing is needed? Net Housing Unit Demand by Age, City of S omerville, 2010 - 2020, S tronger Region S cenario Net Housing Unit Demand, 2010 - 2020 7,000 Single Family Multifamily 6,000 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 (1,000) (2,000) (3,000) 10 14 15 19 20 24 25 29 30 34 35 39 40 44 45 49 Age in 2010 50 54 55 59 60 64 65 69 70 74 75 plus Source: MAPC Population Projections 2013 6,300 to 9,000 new units needed to accommodate new

Dana LeWinter Director of Housing, City of Somerville dlewinter@somervillema.gov @SomervilleCity Meridith Levy Deputy Director, Somerville Community Corporation mlevy@somervilledc.org @SCC_Somerville

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