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
Tilden Village expansion – The Rosebay at Medfield
This email yesterday from Sarah Raposa about the Medfield Housing Authority’s planned expansion adjacent to its Tilden Village site having taken its first step by means of a filing with the Department of Housing and Community Development –
We haven’t received the hard copy from DHCD but Mike was cc’d on the submission to DHCD.
Here is the link to the application on the Town’s website:
Sarah Raposa, AICP
The developer, Brian McMillin of NewGate Housing LLC, Westwood, MA stated to me that while the plans are “available on the Town’s website. . . they are a required step in preparing to file for a Comprehensive Permit for The Rosebay at Medfield, and they contain only basic preliminary information. More detailed information regarding the proposed development will be provided in the Comprehensive Permit application.”
The Department of Housing and Community Development administers 40B and part of its task is to verify the limit on the profits that developers are allowed to make for any 40B project. This letter acknowledges that Bob Borrelli has complied as to the eight unit Cushing House rental project he did at 67 North Street.
The town received notice form Department of Housing and Community Development that DHCD acknowledges that the Town of Medfield is in a safe harbor with respect to G. L. c. 40B for the next year. That mailing appears below. 20180618-DHCD-ltr from-HPP Cert Medfield 2018
Barbara Thompson Gips and Dick Scullary put together the survey of Medfield seniors commissioned to get an accurate determination of precisely what types of housing that group really wanted and would be willing to buy. The survey was mailed to all households in town with a senior in residence (ca. 2,000). Today Barbara reports that the survey had a great response rate, and that the data should be available soon:
- 697 Medfield household completed the survey, a response rate of 32%.
- she should be getting survey data from the town’s consultant next week
- she should have something for the sub-committee handling the survey within two weeks after that.