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.