Eagle Scouts

Daniel Whelan and Tadhg Matthews this afternoon were celebrated at their Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the UCC this afternoon. Here they are shown with their parents.


BoS 1/16 materials

These are the back up materials for the 1/16/18 meeting – 20180116-materials



Affordable Housing Trust meeting

At the affordable housing trust committee meeting this evening at the Public Safety Building, the Committee and about 35 residents heard an update on the Tilden Village expansion and the 41 Dale Street project by John Kelly (in the photo). Mr. Kelly was complimented by those neighbors that had attended his three neighborhood meetings with doing what the neighbors had asked.

The Tilden expansion is at about 45 units, but osler realistically five years off due to the financing backlog. The Dale Street project was presented a either a 36 unit all rental, or a 12 unit sale combined with a 24 unit rental project The preference appears to be for the latter. The Dale site is 2.93 aces.

The town already has two LIP projects lined up that will give the town a second year of safe harbor after May from unfriendly 40B projects, and we seem to have a variety of options on other projects to keep us in a safe harbor beyond that.

10th Anniversary Celebration of The Center

Senator Feeney addressing the celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Center.

Latest Dale Street 40B plan

Developer John Kelly has been vetting his 40B proposals for his Dale Street and Rte. 27 site with the neighbors, and he will present his latest iteration (copy attached below) to the Affordable Housing Trust next Tuesday –  36 units (12 sale and 24 rental), and nothing on the cemetery side of Rte. 27.

20180105-John Kelly plan-Medfield Green

Per Mr. Kelly: “this design has the entrance to both the sale and rental element is from N. Meadows, with emergency ingress/egress from Joseph Pace Rd. Otherwise, the plan is quite similar.”

The town is currently in a 40B safe harbor, that precludes unfriendly 40B projects, through this spring, but has enough Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI) units lined between the two approved and pending LIP’s to provide the town another year of safe harbor.  The approved LIP’s are Bob Borrelli’s North Street 8 units next to his current 8 unit LIP and the other Borrelli’s 16 units rental LIP next to the Goddard School. If the Tilden Village expansion or the Lot 3 housing proceed, either one of those could provide two years of additional safe harbor, as the town needs to permit and build 21 SHI per year to stay in our safe harbor status.

Given the town’s safe harbor status, for Mr. Kelly’s proposed 40B to be able to proceed, it must be endorsed by the town.


Refinished floor at The Center

I held my monthly office hours this morning at the Center, and Roberta showed me their newly refinished hardwood floors in the Fellini Hall. The floor was beautiful, and slippery (with the water on my shoes).

The Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary this Sunday at 2 pm.

Office hour discussions about dog parks, maple sugaring, affordable housing, new Saturday hours at The Center starting in March, and more.


AHT meets 1/9 re Tilden & Kelly

The Affordable Housing Trust is meeting 1/9 at 6:30 PM at the Public Safety Building to discuss both

  • the status of the Tilden Village expansion, and
  • John Kelly’s latest proposal.

The agenda is below.

TOWN OF MEDFIELD POSTED: MEETING TOWN CLERK NOTICE POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 39 SECTION 23A AS AMENDED. Affordable Housing Trust Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Public Safety Building, 1st Floor, Training Room Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6:30PM AGENDA Appointments 6:30PM Tilden Village Update, Candace Loewen 7:00PM Review of Dale Street Development Project  Mr. John Kelly will present proposals for a thirty six unit 40B Discussion and Action Items Approval of Minutes Preparation for 1/27 Session Budget Discussion Hinkley Property Discussion Update on pending projects