Today I got this email follow up, below, from the developer that the Medfield Housing Authority selected for the proposed project on Medfield Housing Authority land next to Tilden Village. I also met with the Legion and its developers this week about their plans, and the issue of how their timing fits in to the town’s safe harbor needs, so I asked Brain McMillin about the timing of his plan, and he reported “it’s not out of the question that it could take until 2022 or 2023 until these units are ready to be leased up.” –
I should probably point out that The Rosebay at Medfield is not public housing, so it is technically not an expansion of Tilden Village. It will be a privately-owned development located on land leased from the Medfield Housing Authority under a long-term ground lease.
Although it will not be public housing like Tilden Village, all of the units in the proposed development would still be affordable and age-restricted (62+) to meet the Housing Authority’s requirements. For the Town of Medfield, all 45 of the proposed units would count toward its Chapter 40B Subsidized Housing Inventory and further goals stated under its Housing Production Plan.
The basic structure we have proposed is fairly common and has been used around the country for privately-owned developments built on housing authority land. We are aware, however, that that it may require some explanation and we plan to provide that detail during our Comprehensive Permit hearing before the Zoning Board.
Brian J. McMillin | NewGate Housing LLC