40B site walk

The Larkin Brothers are doing a 48 unit 40B condo development on Hospital Road, and have now filed with the state to proceed.  It will be like their Grover Place development on North street.  As part of their state filing, there will be a site walk on 6/22/16 at 10AM.

Town of Medfield 459 Main Street Medfield, MA 02052 (508) 906-3027 Memorandum To: Town Officials, Boards and Commissions From: Sarah Raposa, Town Planner Date: June 10, 2016 Re: Country Estates of Medfield 40B – MassHousing Site Visit Scheduled for 6/22/16 at 10 am On June 8, 2016 the Town of Medfield received notice that MassHousing is currently reviewing an application for Site Approval submitted by Country Estates of Medfield, LLC (the “Applicant”). The proposed development will consist of 48 non-age restricted condominium units comprised of 1- and 2-unit buildings with driveways, roadways and associated infrastructure. Access to the site will be provided by a 20 ft. wide roadway with two access points from Hospital Road. The condominiums have been designed by Axiom Architects and range in square footage from 1,700 to 2,900 sq. ft. All units will have either 1- or 2-car garages and will consist of 3- and 4-bedrooms. The project will access the utility infrastructure located on Hospital Road, including sanitary sewer, water, gas, electric, telephone and cable. The stormwater management system will be designed to fully comply with all the standard of the MA DEP Stormwater Management Regulations. The Applicant is proposing that twenty five (25%) percent, or twelve units will be identified as affordable units and will blend with the proposed market rate homes and will be evenly distributed throughout the development. Should MassHousing deem the conceptual design appropriate for the site, the Applicant is then allowed to submit a formal comprehensive permit application to the Medfield Zoning Board of Appeals for this project. As part of its review, MassHousing will conduct a site visit, which Local Boards1 may attend. The site visit for Country Estates of Medfield has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 22nd at 10 a.m. Please meet at the project location (at or near 21, 25, 29 Hospital Road). A municipality has an opportunity to submit comments to the agency within 30 days. The public may also wish to submit comments. The Town has requested an extension of this deadline to MassHousing which has been accepted. The new deadline for comments is no later than July 29, 2016. Departmental or local board comments should be submitted to me by Friday, July 15th so that they can be compiled in advance of the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on July 19th. Please inform us of any issues that have been raised or are anticipated in the review of this application. 1 Local Board – means any local board or official, including, but not limited to any board of survey; board of health; planning board; conservation commission; historical commission; water, sewer, or other commission or district; fire, police, traffic, or other department; building inspector or similar official or board; city council or board of selectmen. All boards, regardless of their geographical jurisdiction or their source of authority (that is, including boards created by special acts of the legislature or by other legislative action) shall be deemed Local Boards if they perform functions usually performed by locally created boards.

2 responses to “40B site walk

  1. Medfield is turning into Cambridge!
    Keep up the building projects


  2. Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson

    Medfield land is clearly valuable enough that developers will keep building. The town has no control over a 40B, so there a permitted five lot subdivision becomes a forty-eight unit complex.


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