News Flash - Stay Tuned March 25, 2015
219-Unit Development Proposed for Mugar
would be Chapter 40B residential
Oaktree Development of Cambridge has informed the Town of
Arlington that it intends to propose a 219-unit development on the Mugar site.
The Town Manager reported to the Selectmen last evening that Oaktree informally presented to Town Staff a
development consisting of 12 townhomes along Dorothy Road fronting a
207-unit apartment complex with parking for over 300 cars.
Vehicle access to the site appears to be from the intersection of
Littlejohn Street and Dorothy Road, and from the intersection of
Edith and Burch Streets.
The project would be proposed under the state Chapter 40B law which
allow streamlined permitting if a project contains a high percentage
of affordable housing.
A plan of the proposal already appears on the developer's website.
Land Trust continues to advocate for the permanent protection of the Mugar parcel as conservation land. The site
lies almost entirely in the 100-year flood plain, is subject to
regular and significant flooding, and is a critical stormwater buffer for the surrounding and
downstream neighborhoods of East Arlington.
below for a plan of the land showing key resource areas, or click here for a larger view.
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