Friday, February 7, 2003
Lowell Street 40B project scaled back
Developer Michael Kenny presented a revised plan for his proposed Laurel Hollow development at 302 Lowell Street to the selectmen on January 28. Under the new plan, there will be a total of eight housing units (including two affordable units), and 16 bedrooms. All will be two-bedroom duplexes with two-car garages, occupying four separate structures. The old plan had eight buildings and a total of 26 bedrooms on the same four-acre site. The selectmen thanked Kenny for responding to their concerns that the earlier, larger plan would threaten the local water resources.
Two septic systems will serve the development, and each will use standard, conventional technology meeting the state's Title 5 requirements. The project still does not meet the town's zoning requirements, but will be authorized by the state with a Chapter 40B comprehensive permit, because the development will include 25% affordable housing.
Kenny said he "had no problem" with the board's request that the affordable units include deed restrictions to keep them affordable in perpetuity.
Maintenance issues such as roadwork, painting and septic system pumping will be managed by a condominium association. Board of health agent Linda Fantasia noted that the Malcom Meadows Development Association sends an annual maintenance report to the town, and the selectmen asked that Laurel Hollow report annually as well.
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