SRPEDD can assist you with the Chapter 43D site selection and adoption process.
Chapter 43D facilitates commercial, industrial, or mixed-use development on specific properties. It is a voluntary, local option. In other words, towns must “opt-in” through Town Meeting and property-owners must “opt-in” through written approval. The program creates a “streamlined permitting process” that promotes transparency and predictability for local permits. It also guarantees permitting decisions - “Yes” or “No” - on pre-determined priority development sites (PDS) within 180 days. Numerous cities and towns throughout MA employ this program to focus economic development to key sites.