At its December 10, 2019 meeting, the Zoning Board of Appeals heard from representatives of Arlington Land Realty, the developer of the proposed 40B housing project to be located on the Mugar land in East Arlington, and from several abutters and other members of the public. Many questions were raised by ZBA members and residents, […]
Zoning Board of AppealsTuesday December 10th at 7:45pmLyons Hearing Room, Town Hall Second Floor Oaktree Development will appear before the Zoning Board of Appeals to begin the public hearing process on its proposal to build a 291-unit housing project in East Arlington. The meeting is scheduled for 7:45pm. An overview of the 40B permitting process […]
State agency rules against Arlington on 40B “Safe Harbor.”
Mugar hearing resumption postponed at developer’s request.
The state’s Housing Appeals Committee (HAC), in a decision that is disappointing but not surprising given HAC’s longstanding bias against local control, ruled this week that Arlington has not achieved a target that would have strengthened the Town’s hand […]
December 2018 Update Hearing held and decision awaited on 40B dispute Does affordable housing occupy at least 1.5% of the land area in Arlington? That seemingly arcane question was debated in November at a long-delayed hearing before the state’s Housing Appeals Committee (HAC), whose decision will shape the next steps in the proposal to develop […]
What’s Happening with Mugar? December 3, 2017 Update In 2015, Oaktree Development proposed a 219-unit housing development on the environmentally sensitive Mugar parcel in East Arlington, invoking the state Chapter 40B provisions which allow housing developments with a certain affordable component to skirt local land use controls. The project has been on hold since December […]