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Boston Properties: 133 Boston Post Road

Boston Properties has approached the town with a potential housing development and additional office space for the Biogen Idec/Monster site at 133 Boston Post Road. This is an early concept that has been discussed with the Planning Board, Housing Trust, Board of Selectmen, and School Committee. The concept is currently proposing 354 rental units with 25% set aside at the 80% area mean income (AMI). This project would help Weston meet its 10% affordable housing requirement and would help meet the housing needs and strategies identified in the Housing Production Plan.

Boston Properties is looking for a friendly process and wants to work with the Town. The Selectmen have signed a First Amendment to the 2008 Declaration of Restrictions with Boston Properties. This document provides conditional support for further investigation into this concept and specifies that school, traffic, and financial impact studies must be conducted, as well as a decrease in unit count and an alternate access road to the development (i.e. not Church Street). The Selectmen also signed an initial letter of support that was used by Boston Properties as a part of its site approval application to  Mass Housing, which was approved (documents are below). The project will continue through the public process through the Planning Board as site issues are further discussed.

The traffic and financial impact studies have been conducted and are below. An alternate access road to the residential development is still under review.  

To follow progress of this review: