The SSEDC’s Housing Committee supports the Town of Weymouth’s Commercial Overlay District Zoning change. The overlay district identifies 4 key commercial corridors in need of revitalization and allow for mixed-use, combining of lots to make larger, more dense developments more feasible. It allows greater investment into the town through a special permit process.

This Zoning will help Weymouth achieve its goals of creating compact, walkable, mixed-use, and transit-friendly development within appropriate areas of Weymouth.

New zoning by-law approved by the Town to encourage mixed use developments along commercial corridors:
• Route 53, Route 18, Route 3A and Columbian St.
• Allows for a special permit if the lot is over 30,000 sq. ft. and for a mixed use development with commercial use on the first floor or a professional building that’s 3-5 stories
• Allows for more density:

More details are available here: Commercial Corridor Overlay District Full Article.

Chamber & Housing Committee Support:
Mayor Hedlund and Planning Department provided platforms to address SSCC business leaders
SSCC spoke up publicly in support of these zoning changes