Category Archives: Development

Clark Tavern 5 condo proposal

Clark Tavern Proposal

The application to turn the Clark Tavern into a five unit condominium development (two in the renovated/expanded existing structure and three all new behind) has been filed and the plans are now available on-line at the town website.

 

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Clark Tavern – Historic Property Reuse

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The project requires the following approvals under the Medfield Zoning Bylaw:

Section 5.6 (ZBA Special permit for historic properties, adaptive reuse) 14.10 (ZBA special permit criteria), and 14.12 (PB site plan approval). The Medfield Board of Health will also review the stormwater component of the application per their more stringent rules and regulations.

ZBA Application HERE

Planning Board Application HERE

Preliminary schedule via Zoom:

  • July 8 – Joint Planning Board and ZBA meeting scheduled to kick-off the application (open PB & ZBA public hearings, present concepts, identify issues, continue as needed)
  • August – Board continuances as needed

More information will be posted as it is received.

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.

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Additional Info…

MSH Dev. Comm. seeks members

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Members Sought For Medfield State Hospital Development Committee

Posted: 04/23/20

 

The Medfield Board of Selectmen is seeking residents who are interested in serving on the Medfield State Hospital Development Committee (MSHDC). The MSHDC is responsible for developing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposals process (RFP) in support of the redevelopment of the Medfield State Hospital site and the MSH District zoning article approved at Medfield’s November 2019 Special Town Meeting; initiating a disposition article for an upcoming town meeting that authorizes the town to release the property for redevelopment; and identifying the staffing and legal counsel resources necessary to support the redevelopment effort. The MSHDC anticipates meeting twice monthly, but may meet more frequently or less frequently.

 

The Committee includes members with experience in land use, real estate, housing, banking, and finance. The committee is seeking 3 – 4 new members with experience in the following complementary fields: law, engineering, project management, and building construction/rehabilitation.

 

For questions regarding the MSHDC or this specific position please contact Nicholas Milano, Assistant Town Administrator at nmilano@medfield.net.
Qualified candidates who are interested in serving on this committee at this important stage in the redevelopment process should submit a letter of interest with resume to Nicholas Milano, Assistant Town Administrator at nmilano@medfield.net by June 1, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

STM Fact Sheet

The Town of Medfield has prepared the following fact sheet for the special town meeting (STM) tonight –

Medfield State Hospital (MSH) The Board of Selectmen has prepared this informational sheet to aid in the discussion of Article 2 TERMS MSH Campus Total Acreage for the campus North of Hospital Road is comprised of 89 acres and 36 buildings Zoning Zoning is a tool that municipalities can use to govern how land is used, the size of buildings, and how buildings relate to their surroundings. Zoning bylaws typically create districts that allow and prohibit certain uses. Zoning bylaws can also include dimensional requirements and design guidelines. Any change to zoning requires a 2/3 majority vote at Town Meeting MSHD Medfield State Hospital District is a proposed new district with zoning guidelines that will regulate the type and location of uses at the Medfield State Hospital Property Inclusionary Zoning Medfield has adopted inclusionary zoning which requires developers of new multifamily housing developments to also include affordable units in their project MSH Land Disposition Agreement Agreement between the Town and the Commonwealth that outlines the terms of the 2014 sale of the property and outlines all of the conditions of the sale. The document is recorded at the Registry of Deeds BI Zone The MSH property is currently zoned BI or Business/Industrial, which is not in line with the vision outlined in the State Hospital Master Plan DCAMM Commonwealth’s Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance RFI/RFQ/RFP Request for Information/Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals TIMELINE 1892 State begins construction of an asylum for long term high need patients 2003 State closes MSH and transfers remaining patients to Westborough State Hospital and transfers control of the property to DCAMM 2008 Board of Selectmen (BOS) and DCAMM agree to a 440 mixed use residential plan of 440 housing units. DCAMM subsequently fails to obtain legislative approval for the project and project isn’t carried out. 2013 Town completes year long mediation with DCAMM which leads to the opening of the Charles River Gateway and discussions to purchase the property 2014 Town Meeting approves the purchase of MSH from the State for a price of $3.1 million to be paid over 10 years 2014 Board of Selectmen (BOS) appoints the Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee (MSHMPC) 2018 MSHMPC presents Master Plan to the BOS 2018 BOS appoints the MSH Development Committee to determine marketability of the master plan 2019 BOS call a Special Town Meeting to vote on the rezoning of the MSH property M S H C o s t s 2 0 1 4 t o D a t e $ 3 . 1 M i l l i o n P u r c h a s e P r i c e $ 7 4 1 , 6 7 3 O p e r a t i o n s a n d M a i n t e n a n c e $ 5 1 4 , 5 1 5 P l a n n i n g C o s t s $ 3 0 9 , 7 4 3 R e v e n u e Medfield State Hospital District Frequently Asked Questions What are we actually voting on? Currently the site is zoned BI or Business Industrial. Town Meeting is being asked to vote to rezone the MSH property to permit a development along the lines of the framework in the Master Plan which calls for mixed use of various types of housing, commercial, arts and cultural, open space, agricultural, and recreation/sports and reuse of the existing buildings. What are the next steps if the zoning is approved? The Town of Medfield owns the land so if zoning passes, the BOS will seek proposals from developers that are consistent with the MSH Master Plan and its District Zoning guidelines. If the BOS determines one of those proposals is in the best interest of the Town, then another Special Town Meeting will be called so that you can vote on the town’s land disposition agreement with the developer. That vote will also require a 2/3 majority vote. What are the next steps if the zoning is NOT approved? The BOS has not discussed nor voted on what they will do if the zoning does not pass. There is no official position or plan at this time. Why was a traffic study not done for this plan? Any development proposal will certainly impact traffic flow to and from the state hospital site. At this stage, there is no specific development proposal that would require a developer funded traffic study. If the Town paid for a traffic study at this point, it would be evaluating a hypothetical scenario. Reviewing developers’ traffic studies and ideas to mitigate increased traffic will be a key part of the Town’s due diligence when analyzing developers’ proposals, if the zoning is approved. If the zoning is approved, are there any uses of the land that the BOS could approve without Town Meeting Authorization? The BOS could only allow the use of the property for the municipal purposes that the zoning permits as of right. The BOS could continue to license the property for purposes like filming, car shows, and other specific events, as it has been doing since the town purchased the property. Why can’t the town solicit RFP’s first, before deciding on whether or not to rezone the state hospital site? The work of the MSH Development committee showed that potential developers have made it clear that they will not make the required investment to develop a proposal for the redevelopment of the MSH site without having the necessary zoning in place first, as a clear indication of the town’s support for redevelopment at the site. The Medfield Board of Selectmen would like to thank all of the committees, volunteers, town departments, and the legislative delegations that have worked on the Medfield State Hospital project over the years. The countless hours invested in this project have been invaluable to the Town in charting the path forward in our ultimate use of this site. 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Hinkley land proposal

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Hinkley land RFP

Good article in the Medfield Press this week on the next steps for the proposed senior housing on the former Hinkley land – it starts with a request for proposals (RFP) – see the full article here.

The town purchased about ten acres from the Hinkley family for $1.1 m. and is looking to have private developers bid to build moderately priced senior housing on about half of that land, the southern section abutting Lot 3 and The Center.  The balance of the town’s Hinkley land is off Harding Street is not included in this RFP.

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Medfield seeks Hinkley senior housing

MEDFIELD – The town is seeking developer proposals for senior housing on the Ice House Road land known as the Hinkley property.

The Board of Selectmen, at its Oct. 15 meeting, approved a request for proposals on the about 5.5-acre parcel, in the hopes of creating more affordable living options for the town’s seniors. The town had purchased the property in 2000 for $1.1 million.

Forum on MSH zoning – tonight at 7PM

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TONIGHT!
October 7, 2019 — Open Public Forum to present and discuss the Zoning Amendment.

Held at the Medfield High School auditorium starting at 7 PM.

MSH timeline to STM

From Town of Medfield alert and website – a timeline from now to the special town meeting (STM) on the Medfield State Hospital zoning on November 18. 2019. –

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Thank you for visiting our webpage about the Medfield State Hospital. Use the links on the left to learn more about the strategic reuse master plan, proposed zoning, and other information about the former state hospital.

A Special Town Meeting will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 to consider adopting the strategic reuse master plan’s proposed zoning.

Please contact Sarah Raposa, Town Planner, with any questions or requests for additional information.

Sign up for Medfield State Hospital Master Plan Committee newsletters here. Use this link to view archived newsletters.

Agenda and minutes for MSHMPC meetings since 2017 can be found at the Town’s agenda center by clicking here.

For archived MSHMPC minutes, please click here.

A Walking Tour will be held on September 29, 2019. For more information, please see below.

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Rezoning – Presentation to BoS (9/3/19)

Rezoning Article at Special Town Meeting on Monday, November 18, 2019

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Schedule:

September 3, 2019 Kick-Off Meeting (Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, MSH Master Planning Committee, MSH Development Committee, Warrant Committee)
September 6, 2019 Legal Notice Ad due to The Press
September 13, 2019 Legal Ad # 1 for Public Hearing Notice
September 20, 2019 Legal Ad # 2 for Public Hearing Notice
October 3, 2019 Public Hearing  on Rezoning before Planning Board
October 7, 2019 Public Forum
October 21, 2019  Public Hearing, night 2 before Planning Board
October __, 2019 TBD Warrant Committee consideration
October 29, 2019 Final Language of Zoning Article to Board of Selectmen
October 29, 2019 Town Meeting Warrant Finalized by Board of Selectmen
November 4, 2019 Notice for Special Town Meeting to be posted 14 days prior
November 18, 2019 Planning Board submits verbal report & recs to Town Mtg
November 18, 2019 Special Town Meeting

 

 

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Upcoming Lottery for Affordable Rental Apts at Hillside Village

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Affordable Housing Lottery Open – Hillside Village

Hillside Village is a 16-unit rental apartment community located in Medfield on 80 North Meadows Road. There will be 4 affordable apartments ready for occupancy starting in Fall 2019. All affordable apartments will be rented to households with incomes at or below 80% of the area median income through this application process. Units feature Energy-Efficient Appliances, Cabinets with Granite Countertops, Central Air Conditioning and an in-Unit Washer and Dryer. One parking space is included with the rent. No smoking or pets allowed at the property.

MAXIMUM Household Income Limits:

  • $62,450 (1 person)
  • $71,400 (2 people)
  • $80,300 (3 people),
  • $89,200 (4 people)
  • $96,350 (5 people)
  • $103,500 (6 people)

A Public Info Session will be held on October 1st, 2019, at 6:15 pm in the Meeting Room at the Medfield Public Library, 468 Main St, Medfield, MA 02052

Completed Applications must be delivered, or postmarked, by 2 pm on November 6th, 2019. Applications postmarked by the deadline must be received no later than 5 business days from the deadline.

The Lottery for eligible households will be held on November 26th, 2019, at 6 pm in the Meeting Room at the Medfield Public Library, 468 Main St, Medfield, MA 02052

For Lottery Information and Applications, or for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, go to www.s-e-b.com/lottery or call (617) 782-6900×1 and leave a message or postal mail SEB Housing, 257 Hillside Ave, Needham MA 02494. For TTY Services dial 711. Free translation available. Traducción gratuita disponible.

Applications also available at Medfield Public Library on 468 Main St. (Mon, Wed and Fri 10am-6pm, Tues and Thurs 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Sun closed)

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Sarah Raposa, AICP

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

www.town.medfield.net

Town Hall Hours: 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm