Multi-Family Housing Position – 1982

Given sufficient attention to environmental protection and aesthetic appearance, the League will support the development of multi-family housing in Westford because:

  • There is a need for a greater variety of housing types; multi-family housing offers the potential of a greater variety of price ranges in housing.
  • Multi-family housing offers a greater variety of appearance of the town by preserving contiguous open space; multi-family housing allows for more flexible and efficient use of land.

Any multi-family plan for the town should include specific regulations for sewage disposal, height and appearance of buildings, effective buffers and screening, adequate foundation plantings, and sufficiently deep setbacks.  Consideration should also be given to water supply, traffic patterns, parking, and access to main highways.