Metro West CD and the Norwell Community Housing Trust have worked for the past year to design, permit and obtain funding for the creation of 18 units of rental housing for seniors on the former Town Police Station site located at 40 River Street. Just in these last few weeks the project received a “friendly 40B” comprehensive permit and funding from the Mass. Dept. of Housing and Community Development! We are currently finalizing drawings and budgets and expect to break ground early in 2018!. Affordable Apartments at 40 River Street flyer
48 Units in Medway PERMITTED!
Metro West CD and the Medway Affordable Housing Trust have been slowly building support throughout the community for a 48 unit multi-family rental development for West Street. In August, the project received its “friendly 40B” comprehensive permit and now we begin the process of amassing the public and private resources needed to carry out the development. Local leaders are thrilled to be working on this project as it brings a badly needed resource to the community – rental housing!
Supporting the Fernald Working Group
The Fernald Center, a state institution for the disabled, has been in the process of being closed by the state for over 10 years. All that time the Fernald Working Group has been diligently sounding the horn of community involvement. The redevelopment of the 190 acre site must include the goals and needs of Waltham community residents. Metro West CD is currently providing support to the Fernald Working Group via meeting facilitation, document drafting, community outreach and website maintenance. We are also supervising a Boston Architectural College intern who has begun knocking on doors in the nearby neighborhoods to gather the names of interest community residents. The Fernald Working Group will be convening a series of planning meetings in the fall. Find out more about their efforts at http://fernaldworkinggroup.org/
Lexington Projects with LexHAB
Metro West CD has been hired by the Lexington Housing Assistance Board (LexHAB) to help them obtain comprehensive permits under the Local Initiative Program for two projects: Fairview Ave. and Busa Farm. Together the two projects will result in 10 units of affordable rental housing in Lexington.