Housing in Littleton

  • Littleton‘s subsidized housing inventory is 12.9% under MGL Chapter 40B
  • Littleton’s goal: to remain above 10% by being proactive, to remain master of its 40B destiny

Master Plan housing strategies adopted by town meetings in 2017.

Littleton Town Meeting voters have approved a package of housing strategies contained in the 2017 update of the Master Plan .   May 1, 2017 Annual Town Meeting voters had approved Art. 17. Zoning Amendment: Accessory Apartment. Read text. of  ATM Article 17.   October 30, 2017 Special Town Meeting voters approved Articles 5. Zoning amendment: Senior Residential Development, 6. Zoning amendment: Inclusionary Housing; and 7. Establish Affordable Housing Trust Fund: Town By-law; accept state statute. Read text of  STM Articles 5, 6, and 7.

 Housing in Littleton: Best Practices:  Littleton Town Administrator Keith Bergman made a presentation on Littleton's housing efforts at the workshop "Empowering Communities to Meet the Challenge of Sustainable Housing Production" at the Implementing Best Practices: Statewide Conference for Municipal Officials and Staff on Monday, September 18, 2017



Master Plan: Housing Strategies:  On April 20, 2017, the Littleton Planning Board voted, pursuant to MGL C.41,§81D, to adopt an updated Master Plan for the Town of Littleton. "Littleton Master Plan 2030" had been prepared by consultant RKG Associates for the Planning Board, the Master Plan Update Steering Committee, and the Board of Selectmen. May 1, 2017 Annual Town Meeting voted to receive the plan as adopted by the Planning Board.   Housing strategies are discussed in Chapter 5, Housing & Residential Development, pp. 83-101.

Housing Production Plan Update approved. The Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development has approved the Town of Littleton's updated Housing Production Plan for the period January 20, 2015 through January 19, 2020.  The updated HPP was prepared by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) working with the Town's Housing Committee, and was unanimously approved by the Planning Board on December 11, 2014 and the Board of Selectmen on December 15, 2014.  Read the Housing Production Plan update report. See DCHD approval letter.  See the presentation by MAPC.  

Housing that Fits:  Littleton Town Administrator Keith Bergman made a presentation on "Housing that Fits: Meeting the Needs of Your Community" at the Massachusetts Municipal Association's 2015 Annual Meeting at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Saturday, January 24, 2015.   

Proactive Planning to Achieve Safe Harbor:  Littleton TA Bergman also made a presentation on "Becoming-- and remaining-- master of community’s 40B destiny: Littleton’s safe harbor" at the “Proactive Planning to Achieve Safe Harbor” workshop on “Chapter 40B: Hot Topics in a Hot Market," sponsored by CHAPA, CPTC, DHCD, MHP, and MassHousing training on Friday, October 2, 2015.


Housing Public Forum #2 - Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 6:30 PM

The Littleton Housing Committee in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) will conduct a second public forum on housing on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Middle School Cafetorium, 55 Russell Street, Littleton, MA.   Read the flyer. Help Envision Future Housing for Littleton‘ Housing Production Plan’ will identify housing needs & demand, establish goals for future affordable housing development

Housing Public Forum #1 - Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tell Us: Housing in Littleton - A public forum about the kind of housing Littleton needs and where; Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | 6:30–9:00 p.m. - Littleton Middle School Cafetorium, 55 Russell St., Littleton, MA, See the PowerPoint presentation.  Read notes with a recap of the forum. Presented by the Town of Littleton Housing Committee in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)  Read the flyer

Why a Housing Production Plan for Littleton? MAPC is working with the Town of Littleton to develop a Housing Production Plan (HPP) that will guide market-rate and affordable housing type and location in the community. An HPP will help the Town meet the State-mandated affordable housing target and gain access to State funding.