ConCom Review on Thursday Oct 1 at 9pm
Oaktree Development has presented the Town with a significantly revised site plan to replace the original plan for its proposed 40B housing development of East Arlington’s Mugar parcel. According to an accompanying memo from the proponent’s engineer, “the Applicant is proposing to revise the site plan to avoid or minimize wetland resource area impacts.”
The new plan replaces the townhouses along Dorothy Road with a single multi-family structure and moves most parking underground, with a significant reduction in impervious surface. No specifics were furnished with the plan, so many details, such as the building height and proposed number of housing units or parking spaces, remain unknown.
The plan is being presented to the Conservation Commission as a “working session to foster an open discussion of the proposal.” That meeting will be conducted this Thursday by remote participation, with the Mugar agenda item scheduled for 9pm. To register in advance go to the ConCom agenda on the Town website.
Arlington Land Trust continues to advocate for the permanent protection of the Mugar parcel as conservation land. The site is subject to regular and significant flooding, and is a critical stormwater buffer for the surrounding and downstream neighborhoods of East Arlington.