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On 11/6/18, DHCD hand-delivered the Rosebay 40B application packet to the Town, commencing the 30-day comment period. The municipal comment letter must be received by DHCD by December 6, 2018.
Departmental comments should be submitted to the Town Planner by Tuesday, November 13th for incorporation into the draft municipal comment letter for approval at the 11/27 BoS meeting.
Residents may submit comments to the Board of Selectmen through Evelyn Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org and send comments directly to DHCD:
Catherine Racer, Associate Director, (with cc to Rebecca Rebecca Frawley Wachtel - DHCD Tax Credits and HOME Program Director)
Department of Housing and Community Development
100 Cambridge Street, 3rct Floor
Boston, MA 02114
This new development is proposed as 45 units of rental housing restricted to residents age 62 and over. All 45 of the apartment homes in The Rosebay are proposed to be affordable to senior residents. The development site is a portion of the Medfield Housing Authority (“MHA”) property in Medfield, Massachusetts, for which MHA has granted the applicant an option to enter into a Ground Lease. MHA has also entered into a Master Development Agreement with NewGate Housing LLC (“NewGate”) for the proposed development.
The proposed development is expected to include 45 apartment homes in a single residential building. Of the 45 apartments, 37 are proposed as one bedroom/one bath units, and 8 are proposed as two bedroom/two bath units. All of the apartments in the proposed development will be age-restricted and all 45 will be eligible to be counted on Medfield’s Subsidized Housing Inventory for purposes of Chapter 40B. In addition to residential units, the building is also expected to house a community center “Club Room” for residents, a fitness center, a computer lab, a leasing and management office, a dedicated supportive services office and consultation center, mail and package facilities, and a maintenance facility. The proposed development will also include trash/recycling; outdoor recreation amenities such as picnic areas, community gardens, and a rooftop garden deck; and related parking, utilities, infrastructure, and landscaping improvements.
Here is info on the rare rosebay rhododendron and the trail off Woodridge:http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/greater-boston/medfield-rhododendrons.html