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Posted on: August 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Draft Housing Production Plan Open for Comment

HPP - Comment Period

The DRAFT Housing Production Plan (HPP) is now available for a 60-day public comment period. South Hadley is experiencing a shortage of housing stock available and affordable to low- and moderate-income households, impacting individuals, families and the community in a myriad of ways. This housing shortage and affordability gap is being experienced not only throughout Massachusetts but nationwide and has created a housing crisis. The HPP provides analysis and discussion on South Hadley’s population, housing stock and housing affordability using current demographic and market data. These existing conditions as well as public comment during two community forums and a survey have informed the community’s goals for housing and strategies that can be implemented to achieve these goals over time. Towns and cities maintain current HPPs to comply with MGL Chapter 40B, the State’s Comprehensive Permit Law, to address the goal of 10% deed restricted Affordable Housing in every community. The draft Plan is an update to the 2016 HPP.

 Draft Housing Production Plan and information on the planning process is online here:  https://southhadley.org/1372/Housing-Production-Plan

 Hard copies of the draft Plan are available for review at:

  • Town Hall – Planning and Conservation Department, 116 Main Street, Room U6
  • South Hadley Public Library, 1 Canal Street
  • Gaylord Library, 47 College Street
  • South Hadley Senior Center, 45 Dayton Street


 Comments are due by October 28, 2023. Comments may be submitted in the following manner:

 


Other opportunities to learn more about the Plan and share your comments:

  • Community Forum #3 – Wednesday, September 13 the at 7pm (in-person) - South Hadley Senior Center, 45 Dayton Street
  • A Public Hearing on the draft Plan will be held on Monday, September 25th at 7pm virtually at the South Hadley Planning Board’s meeting. Login information will be included on the posted agenda, available here: https://southhadley.org/agendacenter

Additional questions?  Contact Anne Capra, Director of Planning and Conservation, via email at  acapra@southhadleyma.gov or by phone at (413) 538-5030 x6128


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