Mugar Development Public Hearing  

Wednesday, August 12th, 7pm
Town Hall Auditorium

The Arlington Board of Selectmen will conduct a special hearing to discuss and receive comments on the 219-unit development proposed for the Mugar parcel in East Arlington. Please mark your calendar for this critical opportunity to learn more about the proposal, and to make your thoughts known to the Selectmen.
7:00-7:30pm  Presentation by Oaktree Development
7:30-8:00pm  Board of Selectmen Questions and Comments
8:00-9:30pm  Public Comments
9:30pm          Final Comments by the Board of Selectmen
The parcel consists of 17 acres of wetlands and wildlife habitat adjacent to Thorndike Field running along Route 2, and has long been a conservation priority for both the town and the Arlington Land Trust.  As the last large undeveloped parcel in the area, the Arlington Land Trust envisions the site as a protected park with trails and healthy wetlands to help control storm water, provide wildlife habitat, and be a living classroom for our schools.

Oaktree Development has applied for a Comprehensive Permit Site Approval letter from MassHousing, the first step in the state’s “Chapter 40B” process which allows local zoning, wetlands and other regulations to be bypassed.

The proposed development would consist of 207 units in 4-story buildings on stilts over 300 parking spaces, fronted on Dorothy Road by 12 townhouses.

Please join us for this important hearing.

Rent a Boat and Visit Elizabeth Island


Weekends through August 23rd

The Arlington Recreation Department is once again pleased to announce canoe and kayak rentals at Spy Pond for the spring/summer 2015 season.

Hourly rentals are planned for Saturday and Sunday from 12noon to 6:00pm at Spy Pond Park, Pond Lane. The season runs from Saturday, June 13 thru Sunday, August 23. Hourly boat rental rates are $10 for a single kayak, $15 for a tandem double kayak, and $15 for a canoe. All participants must wear life jackets.

For details, visit the Arlington Recreation Department website.

Mugar Coalition Forming

In response to the recent reports of a new development proposal for the site, a Coalition to Save the Mugar Wetlands has formed.  Groups and individuals throughout Arlington and beyond are expressing interest in joining the effort.
For more information please visit the Coalition’s facebook page.

Read more about the proposed Mugar development HERE

The Alewife “Great Swamp” in 1866
Mugar parcel outlined in orange