Housing Production Plan


Why a Housing Production Plan for Maynard?

For the past year, the Town of Maynard has worked with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to design a Housing Production Plan (HPP) to guide future housing development. An HPP establishes a community vision and goals that helps the Town meet local demand for market-rate and affordable housing, while remaining consistent with State-mandated affordable housing requirements.


Current Status

After two public forums with the community and working closely with the Town, the HPP draft is complete. A joint meeting with the Maynard Planning Board and Board of Selectmen to review the plan, including key findings on housing need and demand in town, housing goals for the next five years, and strategies to achieve them was held on 10-Dec-2015. (See video of the meeting below.) Both boards unanimously adopted the HPP so it can be submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development for approval. Once approved, the HPP will guide housing activities in Maynard for the next five years.   The final HPP is available in the Reports section.


Reports and Presentations

Joint BOS / PB Meeting on Affordable Housing Production Plan – 10-Dec-2015

The following video is of a 90 minute presentation and vote to adopt the Housing Production Plan developed for the Town via a Downtown Local Technical Assistance grant from MAPC. More than 300 residents participated in forums and surveys in developing the plan over the past 14 months. The Selectmen and Planning Board unanimously adopted the plan which includes four goals and 21 implementation strategies for the development of housing in the community.