Proposed “missing middle” zoning that might bring more multifamily housing to the city will stay with a torn Planning Board for more discussion – yet the fallback would have meant sending the proposal onward with notes on its complexity rather than the usual recommendation or rejection.
A judge has sided with a developer that claimed Cambridge wanted to charge almost three times what was owed under the city’s incentive payment ordinance. The city is appealing the decision, which might set a precedent that could affect payments from developers of commercial properties.
‘Missing middle’ zoning asks up to three stories (but don’t expect classic triple-decker in the mix)
A zoning petition looks to create “missing middle” housing including “up to three stories of multifamily housing such as townhouses and three-deckers,” but that does not mean the city can look forward to seeing more of the classic “triple-deckers” that make up much of the local housing stock.