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Water & Wastewater Capacity:

January 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Water & Wastewater Capacity: The Challenge to Suburban Economic Growth
Our housing initiative calls for 44,000 units of new housing in order for our economy to grow 1%. One of the most common barriers for more housing in the suburbs is water/wastewater issues. We will be joined by experts from Smart Growth America and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council for a discussion on challenges in suburban build-out due to current limits on infrastructure capacity.

Christopher Zimmerman, Vice President, Economic Development, Smart Growth America
Martin Pillsbury, Director of Environmental Planning, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
James Boudreau, Town Administrator, Town of Scituate

This session is the 3rd in a 3-part series brought to you by the South Shore Chamber’s Housing Committee. Our Housing Initiative work is made possible through generous funding from Rockland Trust Bank, Massachusetts Housing Partnership, Cape Cod Lumber & Fireking Baking Company. This series is an opportunity to look deeper into the complexities around development with a goal of better informing our business community and regional leaders about opportunities and challenges around housing production.  In addition, we hope this series inspires business leaders to get involved in our 2030 work to encourage more housing options that attract the next generation of workers. Visit www.southshore2030.com if you’d like to view information on the first two sessions.