751-761 Boston Post Road

The developer of Highland Meadows, working with Mill Creek Residential, has proposed a 180-unit rental project for the two parcels located at 751 and 761 Boston Post Road. The development is proposed to be built on 12 acres within a total of 62-acres of land. 

On March 1st, the developer submitted the following Project Eligibility application to MassHousing, with a copy to the Town. The application is under review by MassHousing, which has notified the Town of a 30-day period for Town officials to submit comments about the project. Once comments are submitted, MassHousing is anticipated to issue its Project Eligibility Letter, which allows the developer to file for a Comprehensive Permit through the Zoning Board of Appeals.

See further below on how to follow this project.

Site Approval Application

To Follow This Project

All Town Government meetings are posted to the Calendar of Meetings at Weston.org/Meetings and all meeting agendas are posted online at Weston.org/AgendaCenter

Interested residents may subscribe to receive email or text notification of when meetings, agendas, and minutes are posted online by visiting Weston.org/StayInformed. Boards/Committees to follow include the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Introductory Presentation

The development team made the following presentation to the Board of Selectmen on March 19th.

Town Committee Meetings

In addition to introducing the project to the Board of Selectmen during its open  meeting in September, the development team has also presented at the following public meetings:

The development team has also met with three neighborhood groups and abutters, the Weston Forest & Trail Association, and various Town departments.

Background Information

The project was introduced in an open meeting to the Board of Selectmen and members of the Planning Board at the Selectmen's meeting on September 12, 2018. The developer stated he would be seeking traffic and school impact studies and met with abutting neighborhoods to work through a more defined proposal for the town. 

The developer is proposing all rental units, which would help Weston meet its 10% affordable housing requirement (see 40B Introduction) and would help meet the housing needs and strategies identified in the Housing Production Plan.  

Appraisal

On February 1st, the Board of Selectmen received the Notice to Convert Chapter 61A land to residential property. The Town had 30 days to respond as to whether or not it will pursue the purchase of the land. At their meeting on February 26th, the Selectmen chose not to exercise the Town's right to purchase the agricultural land. An appraisal was sought by the Town, which came to $17.5 million. The appraisal document is below (personal information only, has been redacted).