In February 2019, Boston Properties informed the Board of Selectmen that it wishes to withdraw its proposal to build residential units and additional commercial space. It cited uncertainty with future commercial needs, which was its primary interest in the project.
Boston Properties asked to withdraw its application for a comprehensive permit for the commercial and residential projects, which were with the Zoning Board of Appeals. The Board granted the request without prejudice on March 11th.
Boston Properties proposed a friendly 40B housing development and additional office space for the Biogen Idec/Monster site at 133 Boston Post Road.
The project was identified in the Town's Housing Production Plan as a means to help Weston meet its 10% affordable housing requirement as well as the housing needs and strategies identified in the plan. The Development Agreement for the site between the Town and Boston Properties would have needed to be amended, requiring approval by Town Meeting.
The proposal was reviewed and discussed with the Planning Board, Housing Trust, Board of Selectmen, School Committee and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The Planning Board also conducted various meetings with abutting neighborhoods as it worked through extensive negotiations to find a development that would fit best in the community.