It has come to our attention that a lot of “FUD” (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) is being spread around about zoning amendment #4.

After doing the math on all potential parcels in the Performance Zone (PZ), our civil engineer has calculated the total acreage available after frontage lots are carved off to meet frontage restrictions. This acreage will be further reduced after the Planning Board’s amendment (#2) passes reducing net usable land.

It is mathematically impossible for there to be “thousands of units” of workforce apartment projects built in the PZ.

We also have a 12 unit per building density restriction to encourage the size/scope of buildings that would be more fitting of our town. This will further nullifying “stack and pack” density that the urbanists love. Also, Bedford has already gone over and above our regional “share” of housing but will continue to provide reasonable opportunities in accordance with the law.