Thursday, May 21st, 7-9pm
Hardy School gym
The would-be developer of the Mugar site in East Arlington will present its concept in a public meeting on Thursday at 7pm at the Hardy School.
Oaktree Development has proposed a 219-unit residential complex with parking for 300 cars on the site which abuts Route 2, Thorndike Field and many East Arlington neighborhood streets. The project would take advantage of the state Chapter 40B process which bypasses certain local bylaws and concerns in exchange for providing slightly more affordable housing than Arlington’s inclusionary zoning bylaw would otherwise require.
The developer has reported that it will make a powerpoint presentation of the goals of the proposal and will include information from a civil engineer, naturalist, architect and traffic engineer.
This event is hosted by the developer.
Arlington 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 of Alewife Brook, is subject to regular and significant flooding, and is a critical stormwater buffer for the surrounding and downstream neighborhoods of East Arlington.