Town Meeting zoning maps
A week ahead of Town Meeting's scheduled debate of Article 34, three zoning maps of Lexington were already on display in Cary Memorial Building. (Kunal Botla / LexObserver)

Good morning and welcome to LexObserver’s weekly news roundup. It’s Friday, April 7.

On Monday, Town Meeting is slated to consider zoning changes to encourage multi-family housing and meet state housing requirements. Lexington’s zoning proposal is the subject of today’s Boston Globe editorial, and this newsletter includes letters to the editor from State Senators Mike Barrett and Cindy Friedman and former MA Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Mike Kennealy in addition to a news story explaining some recently proposed amendments.

Here’s this week’s news:

Town representatives champion different visions for multi-family housing in Lexington

Ahead of Monday’s Town Meeting session, members have proposed two amendments to Article 34, both aiming to moderate the scope of the Planning Board’s zoning proposal.

Article 34 – the Planning Board’s proposal to create zoning districts where multi-family housing is allowed by right, instead of by special permit, to comply with state housing requirements – has dominated public conversation in Lexington more than any other issue Town Meeting faces this year.

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Letters to the Editor

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Edited by Lauren Feeney

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