Current 40B Proposals

The following development proposals are not Town-supported but have been approved by the state utilizing MGL Chapter 40B provisions. Under Chapter 40B, a developer seeks Site Approval through the state by submitting an application to MassHousing. MassHousing then notifies the Town and gives 30 days for the Selectmen and Town Departments to provide comment on the proposal. After comments are received, a decision by MassHousing is given and, if approved, the developer then goes before the Town's Zoning Board of Appeals for a Comprehensive Permit. Further comments are allowed at the Zoning Board's public meeting.
269 North Avenue - Comprehensive Permit Application to the Zoning Board of Appeals
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255 Merriam Street / 11 Hallett Hill - Comprehensive Permit Application to the Zoning Board of Appeals


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Proposed Unfriendly 40B on 1.46 acres @ 269 North Ave.

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Proposed Unfriendly 40B on 2.94 acres @ 255 Merriam St.

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99 Concord Road
The developers were granted a Special Permit for a 3-lot subdivision through the Planning Board. The developer, Northland, decided that a three-lot flexible subdivision is more suited to its objectives and has presented its proposal to the Planning Board.  At the Planning Board hearing, Northland assured residents that it would not proceed further with the 40B proposal if the flexible subdivision application is successful.  After several hearing sessions, the Planning Board voted to grant a permit for the Density Determination Plan and will review its draft decision on the flexible Subdivision Plan shortly. 

Proposed 40B @ 99 Concord Rd.

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