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​Zoning is an important tool for the way land use within Framingham is utilized. How Framingham chooses to develop and allow for certain land uses will shape the way the community evolves over time. It is important that Framingham makes clear and informed decisions about its land use development since it serves as the central hub of MetroWest.

This webpage is intended to provide regularly updated information regarding land use and zoning proposals and initiatives in Framingham. Please feel free to submit questions, comments, and concerns to the Planning Board (via email, phone, or stopping into the office).  

To learn more about the respective zoning initiative, please click on the logo next to the description of the zoning article.


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​Transfer of Development Rights 


The Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) By-Law provides an opportunity for owners of farms and/or open space parcels to preserve land, while transferring development rights to commercial priority development land to promote economic growth.

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Corporate Mixed-use Districts


The Corporate Mixed-use I (CMU I) and the Corporate Mixed-use II (CMU II) Districts are designed to encourage a master planned community that combines and supports a mixture of uses.
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Zoning Archive

 
The Zoning Archive holds past zoning articles that the Planning Board held public hearings on. Not all zoning heard by the Planning Board has been enacted as a Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Archive allows for those interested in zoning to see what has been heard in the past.
 

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Active Adult Housing


The Active Adult Housing Ordinance is an opportunity to create a unique living opportunity for residents over the age of 55 that allows for appropriate development that blends with surrounding land uses and neighborhoods, preservation of large areas of land, while creating a neighborhood environment that provides amenities to users.