Category Archives: Affordable housing / 40B

Looking for local qualified family to own a $282,920 home

Email today from Sarah Raposa –

The lottery for the house at 4 John Crowder Road has ended with no potential buyers so it will now be sold to a qualified buyer on a first come first served basis. We were hoping to find a local family so now it will open up to a more regional applicant pool. Please still forward this updated application to your networks in case there is a local family, teacher, or public safety employee that can qualify. 

Sarah Raposa, AICP
Town Planner
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA  02052
(508) 906-3027
sraposa@medfield.net

Tel: 617-970-2403
E-mail: aviglaser@comcast.net
Web: www.myfirsthome.info
Affordable Single family home in Medfield
4 John Crowder Rd. | Medfield | MA |02052
3 BR 2 baths single family cape on cul-de-sac. Main level kitchen, hard-wood living and dining rooms. One bedroom and full bath. Top level 2 bedrooms, renovated full bath. Large unfinished full basement. Max annual gross income: family of: 1 person household– $67,400; 2- $77,000; 3– $86,650; 4-$96,250; 5– $103,950; 6 person—$111,650. Max liquid assets $75,000, pre approved for a fixed mortgage. Applica-tion required. FHA & VA will not accept the deed rider. This home will be sold to a qualifying house hold on first come first served base
• 1,253 SF of living
• Taxes $5,085(2020)
• 6233 ST corner lot
Avi Glaser
Omega Ventures Inc.
$282,920

3 Bd affordable home – 8/5 deadline

Affordable Housing Trust Committe

Posted on: July 20, 2020

Affordable Home Ownership Lottery – 4 John Crowder Road

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The Application and Lottery Process

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Link to Information Sheet

Link to Full Application

This is a short-term housing lottery process Will end on 08/05/2020 12 PM.

By the town’s request this opportunity is offered to households needing 3 bedrooms. For example, a couple with a child will not qualify. A single parent with 2 children will qualify; a single parent with elderly parent and a child will qualify. 

In order to participate in the lottery your first step is to understand the character of the program and your responsibilities as an owner of an affordable home, review the application and information to determine if you qualify (maximum annual income for all family members, maximum assets, first time home buyer status, available down payment and being pre-approved for a loan that is a fixed rate product.

Fill out the application and send with all the documents listed below. These documents must reach to Omega Ventures 55 Loring Street, Westwood, MA 02090 with a postmark NO LATER than 08/04/2020NO online submissions will be accepted!

Since this is a short-term lottery, we will ONLY consider submissions with the completely filled-out and signed application, pre-approval letter, and all supporting documents as listed in the checklist. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

It is important that you explain all deposits not itemized in your bank statements (where is says “deposit” etc.). If the deposit is payroll, transfers between your accounts these do not have to be itemized. If deposits are not itemized, your application will not be considered!

NOTE: FHA, VA, and most mortgages DO NOT ACCEPT THE DEED RESTRICTIONS! It is your responsibility to verify.

Your completed application will be reviewed and if you qualify you will be considered for the lottery.

There will be ONLY one open house hosted by the owner on 08/01/2020.  12PM – 4 PM.  You are invited to visit property. See details below

You must show proof of having at least 3% as a down payment and closing costs in your bank account

The lottery will be scheduled by the Town of Medfield and applicants will have a higher priority determined by their household size (for example a house hold of 4 will have priority on a house hold of 3 and so on).

After an offer is accepted, the purchase process will include inspection, purchase and sale agreement (P&S). You will be requested for 2 deposits held by seller’s attorney in escrow as binder to your offer and P&S.

You will need to take a first-time home buyer class offered by a certified (by CHAPA) agency (www.chapa.org)  before the closing. 

OPEN HOUSE INSTRUCTIONS 8/1/2020

This protocol will be strictly enforced! No Exceptions will be made.

  • You must register to the open house a head of time and show up 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment! Make sure you register ASAP. No registration after 7/29/20
  • No walk in or late showing will be allowed
  • Each visit is scheduled for 15 minutes SHARP
  • Only one family will be allowed to see the home at the scheduled time.
  • Each of visitors MUST have mask and gloves. 
  • You must pre-register onlinehttps://doodle.com/poll/pgvtqh2aekknuytm

Medfield SHI now at 9.62%

DHCD Places Town’s Affordable Housing at 9.62%

The Department of Housing and Community Development’s July 8, 2020 letter says the town’s affordable housing units, including that 56 units at Aura, are now at 9.62%. The town was given two more years of safe harbor from unfriendly 40B’s as a result, through May 7, 2022. Based on these figures, we need about 16 more units to get over the 10% threshold, however, that number will go up once we have the new number of residents in town based on the 2020 census.

July 9, 2020
Mr. Osler L. Peterson
Chairman, Select Board
Town of Medfield
459 Main Street I Town Hall
Medfield, MA 02052
Dear Mr. Peterson:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING &
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Charles D. Baker, Governor + Karyn E. Polito, Lt Governor + Jennifer Maddox, Undersecretary
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has reviewed the Town of Medfield's May 7,
2020 (received electronically on June 25, 2020), request for certification of compliance with its Housing
Production Plan (HPP). DHCD makes the following findings:
1. Medfield has an HPP which is valid from October 19, 2016 to October 18, 2021.
2. The project for which certification is requested is Auro at Medfield (Subsidized Housing Inventory SHI ID
# 10461).
3. The 56 units constitute enough units for a two-year certification period (42 units).
4. The housing development is consistent with the production goals outlined m Medfield's Housing
Production Plan.
This certification is effective for a two-year period beginning on May 8, 2020 to May 7, 2022. Please note that all
units must retain eligibility for the SHI for the entire certification period. If units are no longer eligible for inclusion
on the SHI, they will be removed and will no longer be eligible for certification. This action may affect the term of
your certification. I have included an updated list of SHI eligible units. Medfield's current SHI stands at 9.62%.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Phillip DeMartino, Technical Assistance Coordinator,
at (617) 573-1357 or Phillip.DeMartino@,mass.gov.
Director, Division of Community Services
cc Senator Paul R. Feeney
Representative Denise C. Garlick .
Kristine Trierweiler, Town Administrator, Medfield
Susan Raposa, Town Planner, Medfield

More on the status of Medfield’s affordable housing

Affordable Housing Trust Committe

Posted on: July 9, 2020

Affordable Housing & 40B News

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NEW: Short-term Lottery Now Open for a 3 BR home at 4 John Crowder Road

Information

Application Application must be postmarked on or before 08/04/2020

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Housing Production Plan Safe Harbor Certification 

Valid through May 7, 2022 (Letter)

Hillside Village Rental Apartments

80 North Meadows Road

Contact: Alison Borrelli at 617-257-3012 or 

Link to photos: https://www.alisonborrelli.com/blank-page

HVA Hillside Village

Medfield Meadows Rental Apartments / Condos Under Construction (Coming Soon) 

Corner of North Meadows Road and Dale Street

Leasing Office: Paul McGovern paul@pgcminc.com

Affordable Units: SEB Housing at (617) 782-6900 (x1) and leave a message; https://sebhousing.com/property/medfield-meadows/

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Affordable Home Ownership Lottery – 4 John Crowder Road (3BR Home)

Posted on: July 20, 2020

Lottery for Allendale 3BR house

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July 20, 2020

Affordable Home Ownership Lottery – 4 John Crowder Road (3BR Home)

If you have any questions please contact Avi Glaser at aviglaser@comcast.net Omega Ventures Inc, 617-970-2403, www.myfirsthome.info… Read on

Medfield Planning Board Vacancy – Associate Member

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Medfield Planning Board Vacancy – Associate Member

Released June 30, 2020

The Town of Medfield Planning Board is seeking to fill 1-2 vacant Associate Member positions.  Anyone who may be interested should submit a letter of interest to Sarah Raposa at sraposa@medfield.net by September 1, 2020.

The Planning Board is an elected town board of five members, each with a five-year term. The purpose of the Planning Board is to guide the development of the Town in the best interests of all its residents. The Board has very specific responsibilities and authorities as granted by Massachusetts General Laws and the Medfield Zoning By-Laws.

The Planning Board generally meets in the evening 2-3 times per month. Regular meetings are scheduled for the first and third Monday and there is often an additional work session scheduled.  Associate member attend and participate in all meetings though are not considered voting members of the Board. This allows Associates to learn about the intricacies of the Planning Board in preparation for running in the local election.

The Planning Board is responsible for the review and approval of all subdivisions (the division of a tract of land into two or more lots) through a comprehensive process prescribed by MGL Chapter 41 Sections 81L-GG and Town Code Article 310 involving review by relevant regulatory agencies, public hearings, covenants with developers, performance bonding, and ongoing compliance monitoring.

Under “Site Plan Approval” and “Special Permits” in the Zoning By-Laws (MGL Chapter 40A and Town Code Article 300), the Board also has the responsibility to assure that prior to any new construction or significant changes to an existing structure, other than single family dwellings, such factors as community needs, abutters’ concerns, visual amenities, safety issues, and environmental and historic features on the site and in adjacent areas are considered.

Any requests for Zoning By-Law changes or amendments are also reviewed by the Board. Public hearings are held to allow input from any abutters or other interested citizens. The Board is required to provide a recommendation on any Zoning By-Law amendment at Town Meeting, where a two-thirds vote is required to approve the change.

The Planning Board serves as a resource to assist interested individuals with the process of proposing plans or projects under the Zoning By-Laws. Communications are maintained on an ongoing basis with related Town agencies including the Zoning Board of Appeals and other planning interests within the Town such as the historical entities, Medfield State Hospital, and affordable housing.

Letters should describe your interest in the Planning Board as well as any professional experience or other qualifications that will complement the Board. Relevant experience includes land use law, real estate, engineering, and construction however; planning board members come from a broad spectrum of life. Ideal candidates must be open-minded, willing to learn and put time in between meetings, and be capable of reading and understanding the Medfield Zoning Bylaws. Accordingly, please contemplate the following in your letter of interest:

  • Do you have ideas about the direction the Board should be headed? If so, have you thought about integration of those ideas (meaning how the idea coalesces into existing regulations or whether new regulations would need to be created)?

 

  • Land use boards such as the Planning Board, do not always have the kind of discretion to approve or deny a specific project that residents often think they have. It is important to recognize and avoid any conflict of interest; not to pursue special privileges, and maintain confidentiality. Are you prepared for being thought of as a villain by some and a hero by others?

 

  • Planning Boards wear two hats, proactive and reactive, and the schedule is robust. The proactive hat is devoted to long-range planning and is often difficult to quantify as the effects aren’t recognized for several years, if at all. The reactive hat focuses on subdivisions and site plan review and the effects are more immediately seen and felt in the community. How would you rationalize your reactive hat with your proactive hat? Do you see an overlap?

 

For questions regarding the Planning Board or this specific position please contact Sarah Raposa, Town Planner at sraposa@medfield.net.

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Medfield Historical Commission: Click Here for MHC Announcement

Planning Board: Click HERE for PB Announcement

 

Aura approved by ZBA

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Mayrock’s 56 Unit 40B Project Called “Aura” Approved Today by ZBA for the Former Legion Site

Today the Zoning Board of Appeals issued its decision approving the 56 unit 40B rental complex called the Aura, to be constructed at the site of the former Legion.  The development both hopefully creates an endowment for the Legion from the purchase price and reportedly allows the Legion the use of the Aura’s common room facility for the Legion’s meetings.

Per the decision, “The Project shall consist of thirty-one (31) one-bedroom units, nineteen (19) two-bedroom units, and six (6) three-bedroom units”

The full decision can be read via the following link – Decision 1386 – Mayrock – Legion-50 Peter Kristof

Affordable Housing in Medfield

Affordable Housing Trust Committee

Posted on: April 23, 2020

40Bs and Available Affordable Housing in Medfield

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Aura at Medfield – in Permitting Phase

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“Aura at Medfield” from Mayrock Development LLC (applicant), with respect to property located at 50 Peter Kristof Way (owned by Beckwith Post #110 Inc.); Assessors’ Map 48, Lot 029; RS Zoning District with Primary Aquifer Overlay. The application is for a Comprehensive Permit under MGL Chapter 40B, Sections 20 through 23 as amended, to allow construction of a multi-family residential development that will consist of 56 non age-restricted rental units (1 BR, 2 BR, and 3 BR) with appurtenant driveways, parking areas, landscaping, utility systems, and stormwater management system. There will be 14 affordable units and 42 market rate units.

Affordable Housing Lottery – Medfield Meadows Apartments (Under Construction/Lottery Open)

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  • One 1BR @ $1,660*
  • Four 2BRs @ $1,825*
  • One 3BR @ $2,002*

*Rents subject to change in 2021.

Tenants will pay own Gas Heat, Gas Hot Water, Gas Cooking Electricity, Water and Sewer.

Medfield Meadows Apartments is a 24-unit rental apartment community located on Hennery Way (formerly 41 Dale Street) in Medfield. 6 of these apartments will be made available through this application process and rented to households with incomes at or below 80% of the Area Median Income. Medfield Meadows is situated in a coveted location, just a short walk to Medfield’s vibrant town center which features Starbucks, Dunkins, Brother’s Market, and many other shops and restaurants. These apartments also provide convenient access to Routes 27, 109 and 95 and Legacy Place. All units have a private balcony, hardwood floors, tiled bathroom, keyless entry, smart thermostats, in unit laundry, stainless steel appliances and stone worktops.

MAXIMUM Household Income Limits:

  • $67,400(1 person)
  • $77,000(2 people)
  • $86,650(3 people)
  • $96,250 (4 people)
  • $103,950 (5 people)
  • $111,650 (6 people)

Completed Applications and Required Income Documentation must be delivered, or postmarked, by 2 pm on June 15th, 2020. Applications postmarked by the deadline must be received no later than 5 business days from the deadline.

Public Info Session will be held on May 18th 2020 at 6 pm via: A YouTube Livestream at https://youtu.be/6b8l05Z0lA8 (or just type “SEB Housing” in YouTube and click on the thumbnail for Medfield Meadows Information Session) AND by Conference Call at 425.436.6200 (Access Code 862627)

The Lottery will be on June 25th 2020 at 6pm via: A YouTube Livestream at https://youtu.be/3m-6A-s5p9k (or just type “SEB Housing” in YouTube and click on the thumbnail for Medfield Meadows Lottery) AND by Conference Call at 425.436.6200 (Access Code 862627)For Lottery Information and Applications, or for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, go to http://www.sebhousing.com or call (617) 782-6900 (x1) and leave a message or postal mail SEB Housing, 257 Hillside Ave, Needham MA 02494.

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Affordable Units Available at Hillside Village (Constructed/Available)

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Please contact:

Alison Borrelli, Sales Associate, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Commonwealth Real Estate

1089 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, MA 02492

P: 617.257.3012

www.alisonborrelli.com

Unit 101:  One Bedroom $1714

Affordable Rental Opportunity at the brand-new Hillside Village! This spacious one-bedroom unit features custom cabinets in the kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and wood flooring. Wall-to-wall carpet in the main living area, bedroom and study with plenty of natural light. The unit also has central air, a washer, dryer and storage unit in the basement. INCOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY. Household size: 1 person max is $62,450, 2 person max is $71,400. Email list agent or see attached documents for more information. A great opportunity to live in a brand new apartment – just a mile from Medfield Town Center offering restaurants, shops, supermarket, library and more. No Pets.

Unit 102:  Two Bedroom $1,923

Welcome to the brand-new Hillside Village! This spacious two-bedroom unit features custom cabinets in the kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and wood flooring. Wall-to-wall carpet in the main living area, bedrooms and study with plenty of natural light. The unit also has central air, a washer, dryer and storage unit in the basement. INCOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY. Household size: 1 person max is $62,450, 2 person max is $71,400, 3 person max is $80,300 and 4 person max is $89,200. Email list agent for more information. A great opportunity to live in a brand new apartment – just a mile from Medfield Town Center offering restaurants, shops, supermarket, library and more. No Pets.

Unit 202: Two Bedroom $1923  

Welcome to the brand-new Hillside Village! This spacious two-bedroom unit features custom cabinets in the kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and wood flooring. Wall-to-wall carpet in the main living area, bedrooms with plenty of natural light. The unit also has central air, a washer, dryer and storage unit in the basement. INCOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY. Household size: 1 person max is $62,450, 2 person max is $71,400, 3 person max is $80,300 and 4 person max is $89,200. Email list agent for more information. A great opportunity to live in a brand new apartment – just a mile from Medfield Town Center offering restaurants, shops, supermarket, library and more. No Pets.

Unit 205: Three Bedroom 2,129

Welcome to the brand-new Hillside Village! This spacious three-bedroom unit features custom cabinets in the kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and wood flooring. Wall-to-wall carpet in the main living area and bedrooms with plenty of natural light. The unit also has central air, a washer, dryer and storage unit in the basement. INCOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY. Household size: 1 person max is $62,450, 2 person max is $71,400, 3 person max is $80,300, 4 person max is $89,200, 5 person max is $96,350 and 6 person max is $103,500. Email list agent for more information. A great opportunity to live in a brand new apartment – just a mile from Medfield Town Center offering restaurants, shops, supermarket, library and more. No Pets.

Info Packet

Additional Info…

Rosebay withdrawn

NB – The Rosebay development that had been pending before the Zoning Board of Appeals had issues raised with respect to the legal sufficiency of the Medfield Housing Authority’s RFP that selected Newgate as its developer, that were being addressed.  In the mean time, the Select Board (Mr. Murby and Mr. Marcucci, with me recused due to being a neighbor) has had recent discussions about offering the Hinkley land off Ice House Road next to The Center, to the Medfield Housing Authority to see if the Rosebay development could be better built at that site.

(508) 906-3027 (508) 359- 6182 Fax TOWN OF MEDFIELD Office of the Board of Appeals on Zoning TOWN HOUSE, 459 MAIN STREET MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 02052-2009 NOTICE OF DECISION "The Rosebay at Medfield" from Rosebay at Medfield Limited Partnership (applicant), 30 Pound Street (owned by Medfield Housing Authority); Assessors' Map 43, Lot 077; RU Zoning District with Secondary Aquifer Overlay for a Comprehensive Permit under MGL Chapter 40B, Sections 20 through 23 as amended, to allow construction of a multi-family residential development that will consist of 45 age-restricted affordable rental units with appurtenant driveways, parking areas, landscaping, utility systems, and stormwater management system. (Continued from 8115119, 09112119, 10110119, 11120119, 12112119, 1122120, 2127120, 3112120, 411120.) APPLICANT: Rosebay at Medfield Limited Partnership DECISION DATE: April 1, 2020 DATE OF FILING DECISION: April 2, 2020 DECISION NUMBER: 1382 At a public meeting held on April 1, 2020 the Town of Medfield Zoning Board of Appeals, acting in the above referenced matter, voted to accept the Applicant's withdrawal request dated 03/12/20. Copies of the decision may be obtained online at www.town.medfield.net > ZBA Webpage > ZBA Decisions or by emailing sraposa@medfield.net. Sarah Raposa Town Planner (508) 906-3027 sraposa@medfield.net .J ( ''i TOWN OF MEDFIELD Office of the BOARD OF APPEALS TOWN HOUSE, 459 MAIN STREET MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 02052-2009 L(M8) 906-3027 6b ~~~-.- r r-- c.:.~20200401-ZBA-Decision #1382- Rosebay- Withdrawal_Page_220200401-ZBA-Decision #1382- Rosebay- Withdrawal_Page_3

AHT seeks members

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The town’s Affordable Housing Trust is seeking two new members – see Colleen Sullivan’s article on Patch for more details

https://patch.com/massachusetts/medfield/two-members-sought-medfield-affordable-housing-trust