February 22, 2023
The Land Use and Development Advisory Committee met for the first time this year on February 9. Staff presented the 2023 Work Plan for Land Use and Development that includes a list of potential topics for the year, and asked for help to set priorities for attention. Kate Dineen also summarized comments submitted to the City of Boston on the proposed changes to linkage payments for affordable housing and workforce training associated with new commercial development.
Interest of the committee members focused on the proposals for changing the way that planning is implemented, which has recently been advanced by Mayor Wu in her State of the City Address, an Executive Order, and Home Rule Petition submitted to City Council. The committee engaged in a lively discussion that covered a range of topics including: