Governor Deval Patrick detailed a plan Tuesday to produce 10,000 multifamily housing units a year through 2020 in an effort to keep young professionals from leaving Massachusetts. The initiative includes a program called Compact Neighborhoods that will “encourage and create” housing near workplaces, public transportation, and city and village centers, Patrick said. The plan is meant to complement other state initiatives that promote co-called smart-growth — the creation of housing near train stations and urban centers, state officials said.
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