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Zoning for More Housing in Lowell

This 39-page report responded to a summer 2020 motion from Lowell, MA City Councilors to detail ways to modify the City’s zoning ordinance to create more housing. Jared authored this report in October 2020, prior to departing Lowell for the City of Alexandria, VA. The Lowell City Manager released the report publicly in March 2021, … Continue reading

BPDA Should Approve Revised Dock Square Garage Project

This is the text of a letter I sent on February 19, 2019 to Michael Sinatra, the BPDA project manager for the Dock Square Garage (20 Clinton Street) project, a proposal to add seven stories with 175+ homes atop the garage plus new ground floor retail. Last April, I criticized the proposal to redevelop the … Continue reading

An Introduction to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Planning System

An essay for ENVS459 Implementing and Managing Change.  It discusses the main features of the planning system in Massachusetts. The essay received an 86, a high distinction. Written in June 2017. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ planning system reflects a balance between a legacy of local control and more recent state efforts to guide development in … Continue reading