New 200 unit 40B


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Yikes!  The newly proposed 40B  on both sides of Rte. 27 at Dale Street is 200 rental units, in buildings 3-5 stories tall – this from Sarah Raposa after her meeting this morning with the developers.  Click here for the plans


Planning Board and Board of Selectmen members –

I met with the development team for the proposed 40B at Dale St/Rt 27 this morning. The developers also did Leland Farm in Sherborn. Attached please find the plans for a 200 unit rental project. As proposed:
  • 25% affordable and 75% market rate
  • Two buildings
    • Building 1 – 110 units would be located at 39/41 Dale Street (3.285 ac)
    • Building 2 – 90 Units would be located at 49 Dale Street (2.957 ac)
  • 3-5 stories with underground and surface parking
  • Building 1 access/egress from North Meadows & Dale, with additional egress on North Meadows (plus two pedestrian connections to John Crowder and Joseph Pace)
  • Building 2 access/egress from Dale St
Obviously this density is shocking and there is a lot to review. I will be setting up a meeting with town departments for September so everyone has an opportunity to review and provide early comments on this. I’ll keep you posted.
Best,
Sarah

 
 
Sarah Raposa, AICP

Town Planner

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10 responses to “New 200 unit 40B

  1. Robert J Ingram

    Is it time to look at MSH Master Plan as available location with some town control over 40b development? These will keep coming if the town does not act..

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    • Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson

      My plan was always to include a lot of affordable hosing at the Medfield State Hospital to get to our 10% levels. I also wanted to spread it around town at any sites we could make work. Ironically, however, this 40B is so large and because it is a rental we would get credit for 100% of the units, with the result that this development would put us over the 10% affordable level. I figure that we are about 175 units short of the 10% level, when one figures in that the new units built add to the housing stock denominator.

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  2. This is HORRIFYING!!!

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  3. One side of the road is wetland

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  4. This scale is insane and out of character for the town. How can we ensure this isn’t built?

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  5. This project changes Medfields small town look forever.
    I thought we purchased Hospital grounds for this very thing along with senior living facilities.
    I thought the place for these projects was at the state hospital to meet these needs.

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  6. That is going to change the town for the worse . Those buildings should be at hospital property. Not to mention they are way to large for the area. Guess I’m moving out of town. There goes the neighborhood… GREED

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  7. The density of this proposal is insane!

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  8. Colleen Sullivan

    Pete, I believe I read somewhere in your blog the names of the people selling these parcels (both sides of Rt 27) to the developer….could you post that information again, please?

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  9. Pete, we need your help to prevent this project from happening.

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