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Tewksbury Residents Invited to Discuss Survey Results, Locations for MBTA Communities Overlay District

The first of three planned feedback sessions will be held on August 15

Please join the Town of Tewksbury on Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., via Microsoft Teams, to discuss the results of the recent MBTA communities survey, the potential locations for an overlay district, and how the Town plans to adopt zoning compliant with M.G.L. 40A, Section 3A.

These activities contribute to the adoption of a compliant zoning overlay district set forth in M.G.L. 40A, Section 3A, better known as “MBTA Communities zoning.” Learn more.

The Town worked with the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments (NMCOG) to provide visual representations of the districts as well as navigate the compliance model designed by the Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) to evaluate municipal proposals.

At the virtual feedback session, Town staff will present findings from the MBTA communities survey and proposed sites for the zoning overlay district. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and compare the merits of the proposed districts.

This is the first of three resident feedback sessions before the Town submits a potential district to EOHLC for preliminary review.

As an MBTA adjacent community, the Town of Tewksbury must adopt zoning of a minimum of 50 acres to allow housing density of at least 15 units per acre by right. Eligible acreage must be free of wetlands, environmentally sensitive areas, and other excludable land as defined by law.

The project is supported by an NMCOG District Local Technical Assistance grant funded by EOHLC. Registration is not required but is encouraged.

For questions about this project, please contact Community/Economic Development Planner Alexandra Lowder, at

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