40B Permit Hearings
After a 40B developer receives its Project Eligibility Letter (PEL) from MassHousing, the next step is to apply for a Comprehensive Permit through Weston's Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). This application then triggers a judicial process where members of the ZBA hold a series of public hearings to receive information regarding the project. These public hearings must be held within a set time frame and a decision is filed at the end. This is a prescribed process set by state law. The 40B timeline is explained under the Affordable Housing section of the website.
To follow the comprehensive permit public hearings, subscribe to receive agenda notifications from the ZBA. All meetings of the ZBA are open to the public.
Understanding Chapter 40B
The 40B state law is complicated, but a simplified explanation is available under the Affordable Housing section of the website.
Comprehensive Permit Hearings
The following 40B developments are either currently before the Zoning Board of Appeals or have been issued a decision by the Board of Appeals. The Regional Housing Services Office prepared this brief outline to describe the 40B permit process.
150 rental units on 2 acres - submitted development documents. Permit denied. Decision is under appeal.
10 ownership units on 2.94 acres - submitted development documents. Permit granted. Decision under appeal.
16 rental units on 1.46 acres - submitted development documents. Permit granted. Decision under appeal.
200 rental units on 4.5 acres within a total of 9.5 acres - submitted development documents. Public Hearing to be scheduled.
180 rental units on 12 acres within a total of 62 acres - submitted development documents. Public Hearings underway.