August 2021 – Mugar Update
The next ZBA hearing is scheduled on Tuesday, August 3, starting at 7:30 pm, to continue discussion of the Comprehensive Permit for Thorndike Place, located on the Mugar land in East Arlington.
Oaktree Development, after months of hearings on its residential proposal, shifted in May to proposing a senior living complex. Only sketchy information on this new scheme has been provided to the board and the public, with no information at all being presented at the June 29th and July 13th meetings. We hope that Oaktree will not similarly waste the board’s and the public’s time at this upcoming meeting but thus far no new information has been submitted. If there are any last-minute submissions, they will be available here.
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting. You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.
Please send your comments and concerns about this proposed project to the Zoning Board at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important to share your concerns with the ZBA members as they deliberate their decision and the conditions to be placed on the Comprehensive Permit for this project.
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.