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NEW DATE: March 18, 2015, Register Now! Learn @APA-MA: Inclusionary Zoning Solutions II

March 18, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

NEW DATE: March 18, 2015 Learn @APA-MA: Inclusionary Zoning Solutions II

Learn @APA-MA, an initiative by APA-MA to expand knowledge of planning professionals in Massachusetts, invites you to attend a half-day workshop focused on Inclusionary Zoning Solutions.  The Workshop includes six diverse panel sessions through the morning and a luncheon presentation by George Proakis, Director of Planning for the City of Somerville.  Thanks to the expertise of approximately 25 professionals and local officials working within the field of inclusionary zoning, the workshop is scheduled to address the following:

– Creating affordable units,
– Policy and practical issues with fees in lieu of units,
– The developer’s perspective,
– Legal issues,
– Marketing and fair housing, and
– Getting units to “count” on the Chapter 40B Subsidized Housing Inventory.

AICP CM is being submitted to APA National for all sessions of this workshop.

This Workshop is being held at the John Carver Inn, 25 Summer Street, in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Registration: We are asking that everyone RE-REGISTER if they will be attending on March 18, 2015

If you are unable to join us on the 18th and require a refund or have any questions, please contact me at dennis.leigh@umb.edu or 617.287.5570

Fee: $25 for APA-MA Members; $35 for non-members.

Workshop fee includes morning coffee, pastries and delicious buffet lunch. Upon completing the online registration, you may mail in a check to the address listed below or bring your check, or cash, to the workshop on March 18th. Sorry, credit card payment not possible. Please make all checks payable to “APA-MA”.

Mail checks to:

c/o Urban Harbors Institute
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125







Welcome from APA-MA



Session 1: Inclusionary Zoning That Works: Case Studies

Speakers: Kristen Las, AICP, Town of Shrewsbury; Michelle Collette, ACIP, Town of Groton; Laura Wiener, AICP, Town of Arlington; Linda Prosnitz, City of Cambridge

Session 2: The Developer’s Perspective

Speakers: Michael Roberts, AvalonBay Communities; Jeff Rhuda, Symes Associates; Philip Giffee, Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, Inc., Gareth I. Orsmond, Esq. Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C.

Session 3: Getting the Most out of Inclusionary Zoning Fees: Smart Investment Decisions

Steven Sadwick, AICP, Town of Tewksbury; Kelly Donato, City of Somerville; Robert Muollo, Jr., City of Newton.



Session 4: Legal Perspectives on Inclusionary Zoning

George Hall, Anderson & Kreiger (additional speaker to be determined)

Session 5: Getting Units to “Count” on the SHI – and Keeping Them There

Elizabeth Rust, Regional Housing Services Office; Laura Shufelt, Massachusetts Housing Partnership; and Fran Stanley, Groton Housing Coordinator; Toni Coyne Hall, Department of Housing and Community Development

Session 6: Inclusionary Zoning Clinic

Judi Barrett, RKG Associates, Inc.; Nathan Kelly, AICP, Horsley Witten Group; Leah Zambernardi, AICP, Assistant City Planner, City of Beverly; Linda Prosnitz, City of Cambridge




Guest Speaker: George Proakis, City of Somerville, Inclusionary Zoning in Somerville: Opportunities and Challenges



March 18, 2015
8:00 am - 1:00 pm




John Carver Inn
25 Summer Street
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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