The Department of Housing and Community Development issued a letter dated yesterday (a copy of the letter appears below) that gave its approval to Bob Borrelli’s proposed eight unit 40B at 67 North Street. Borrelli next applies to the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Medfield for a comprehensive permit.
Those eight affordable units are the second part of the affordable housing units needed by the Town of Medfield to gain a one year safe harbor from unfriendly 40B’s, when added to the Larkins’ thirteen affordable units at their Hospital Road 40B that were approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals this week. The one year of safe harbor runs from the date that the Zoning Board of Appeals permits the Borrelli 40B units.
However, the town next needs to plan now for the twenty-one affordable units it needs to build each year for the next several years to keep its safe harbor from the unfriendly 40B’s. The town needs about 140 affordable units beyond those described here. Come to the Affordable Housing Workshop at 7PM on April 11 at The Center to hear about the next steps.