DHCD approves Rosebay


DHCD approves Rosebay

For me, the most notable item in the materials for the Tuesday meeting I just reviewed was to see that the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) had approved the Rosebay project as being appropriate for its site.

The town has asked the Rosebay developer to negotiate the size and mass of the proposal before he files for a comprehensive permit with Zoning Board of Appeals, so that a more acceptable project can proceed as a Local Initiative Project (LIP), supported by the Town of Medfield.  The town remains in a strong position, as we are in a 40B safe harbor, so hopefully the changes sought can be quickly achieved.  If the Rosebay does not proceed as a LIP, the ZBA can safely merely turn it down.

2 responses to “DHCD approves Rosebay

  1. Deirdre Murphy

    If the Board of Selectmen hopes to negotiate the Rosebay proposal with the developer, what process will the Selectmen follow to obtain input from the neighborhood that can be included in the negotiation?


    • Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson


      I am not sure that there is any particular information, other than what neighbors, who know the most, feel is relevant. So whatever the neighbors feel is relevant and want to share is my basic answer.

      The Affordable Housing Trust is the filter through which data should go to the Board of Selectmen, along with its opinions. I am hopeful that the developer will seriously respond to the town concerns about he size and mass of his project before he files with the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Medfield. Better to get to a good solution now, rather than trying to negotiate that solution at the Zoning Board of Appeals.

      Thanks for your input.

      Please let me know if you have any questions.