MWDN: Developer seeks to amend 40B approval in Southborough

A 16-unit 40B townhouse development on Oak Hill Road called Woodland Meadows is having a hard time getting off the ground. The project was approved in October 2010, but the developer wasn’t happy with many of the conditions attached the approval, so he appeal to the state to have some removed. The appeal was settled last summer, but the Metrowest Daily News reports the project is still facing challenges. Read the full article → from MWDN: Developer seeks to amend 40B approval in Southborough

Agreement reached on Woodland Meadows 40B

The Woodland Meadows 40B townhouse development off Oak Hill Road has been in the works for nearly four years now. The Zoning Board of Appeals approved a plan back in November, but Natick developer Robert Heavey appealed the board’s decision saying the conditions they placed on the project would keep him from making money. Read the full article → from Agreement reached on Woodland Meadows 40B

Developers accuse zoning board of dragging its feet

Voters in November will have a choice about whether to repeal Chapter 40B, the state’s affordable housing statute enacted in 1969 that gives zoning breaks to developers who include affordable units in the housing developments they build. Southborough has two 40B projects in the works — one on Oak Hill Road and one on Oregon Road — and both developers recently said the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals is dragging its feet to see what happens in November. Read the full article → from Developers accuse zoning board of dragging its feet

Board asks developer to further scale back Woodland Meadows 40B

When the Woodland Meadows 40B housing development off Oak Hill Road was first proposed, it was going to be a 4-story, 43-unit complex. When the developer was unable to get approval for the project due to stormwater concerns, he scaled it back to 16 townhouses. Now the Zoning Board of Appeals has asked him to scale it back even further. Read the full article → from Board asks developer to further scale back Woodland Meadows 40B

Public hearing tomorrow about proposed 40B development off Oak Hill Road

The Woodland Meadows 40B development has been around for a while. It started as a 4-story, 43-unit complex between Woodland and Oak Hill Roads. But developer Robert Heavey ran into trouble with the Conservation Commission and the project was never approved. On Wednesday evening, Heavey will appear before the Zoning Board of Appeals to present Read the full article → from Public hearing tomorrow about proposed 40B development off Oak Hill Road

No commuter rail parking at Fitzgerald’s – for now

The plan by the owner of Fitzgerald’s General Store to offer cheaper commuter rail parking is dead, at least for now. The Metrowest Daily News reports that the Zoning Board of Appeals denied without prejudice Ramanbhati Patel’s request for a special permit to offer monthly parking in his lot. He will be able to reapply Read the full article → from No commuter rail parking at Fitzgerald’s – for now

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