40B Project

Information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

About 40B

G.L. c. 40B, §§ 20-23 – known as Chapter 40B or the Comprehensive Permit Law – is a state law that was enacted in 1969 to facilitate construction of low- or moderate-income housing. It establishes a consolidated local review and approval process (known as a “comprehensive permit”) that empowers the zoning board of appeals (ZBA) in each city and town to hold hearings and make binding decisions that encompass all local ordinances or bylaws and regulations. In certain circumstances, the ZBA’s comprehensive permit decision may be appealed to the Massachusetts Housing Appeals Committee (HAC), which has the power to affirm, modify, or overturn local decisions.

Zoning Board of Appeals - 40B Hearings

Strategic Land Ventures (SLV) received a Project Eligibility Letter (PEL) from MassHousing on September 16, 2021. On September 27, 2021 SLV filed an application with the Zoning Board of Appeals for the development of Shingle Hill. The ZBA will open the public hearing process on October 26, 2021. 

ZBA 40B Handbook

Next ZBA Public Hearing

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
7 p.m.
Meeting Details and Agenda

Traffic, Parking, Circulation

Past ZBA Public Hearings

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Public Record Correspondence

Safe Harbor Request