A new approach for Woodland Meadows?

Woodland Meadows is a proposed 40B development at the intersection of Route 9 east and Woodland Road. Because it’s a 40B, certain zoning laws can be relaxed in return for a portion of the development being affordable housing. But that doesn’t mean the developers have had an easy time getting approval. The Conservation Commission has opposed the project citing concerns about stormwater runoff.

Now the developer, Robert Heavey, may be trying a new approach.

As originally pitched, Woodland Meadows was to be a 4-story building containing 40 condo units. At a Planning Board meeting last month, Town Planner Vera Kolias said Heavey is looking into developing several smaller buildings instead of one large one.

Kolias said the revised plan would give the developer more flexibility and a better way to handle the wetlands issues raised by the Conservation Commission.

The Zoning Board of Appeals takes up Woodland Meadows again on Wednesday.

Related story:
Conservation Commission cites concerns about Woodland Meadows

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Matthew Brownell
13 years ago

With Massachusetts residential apartment vacancies at 16%, retail vacancies at 18%, and empty industrial space creeping up on 14%, it’s astonishing that the Government-inspired Myth of Affordable Housing “Need”, and it’s accompanying shakedown of taxpayers under “Chapter 40B” mandates lives on.

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