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June

16

2018

MetroWest Daily News » Jeff Malachowski
Marlborough: Mulls senior housing zoning for airport

MARLBOROUGH --- City officials are considering a zoning overlay district for Marlboro Airport, a decision that could pave the way for the construction of a 114-unit retirement village. Several Urban Affairs Committee members have said they are on the fence about the proposed overlay district.Councilors must approve the district before Southborough-based Capital Group Properties - which has an agreement to buy the nearly 20-acre airport land from owner Sandy Stetson - can apply for a special permit.

June

16

2018

MetroWest Daily News » Jonathan Phelps
Southborough: Gets 1 bid for small village hall

SOUTHBOROUGH --- A local builder was the only respondent to a request for proposals by the town to buy the Fayville Village Hall. Bartolini Builders bid $5,000 to purchase the property and is proposing to build at least three condos, two of which would be afffordable and would satisfy the builder's obligation to build affordable housing on another site the company is developing. The town's RFQ included 13 conditions, including that the winning bidder determine whether a septic system can be built on the site.

June

16

2018

The Patriot Ledger » Mary Whitfill
Kingston: 2/3rds vote needed to pass overlay zone

KINGSTON --- On Tuesday June 26, Kingston town meeting voters will consider whether to approve a mixed-use zoning overlay district that would allow developers to build a mixture of residential, retail, commercial, entertainment and mixed-use developments off Kingston Collection Way. Approval for the zoning change must be passed by a two-thirds vote.

June

13

2018

Worcester Telegram » Debbie LaPlaca
Charlton: If pot farm denied, seller hints at 40B

CHARLTON --- In the face of protests from the community regarding the sale of his 94-acre farm to an company that will grow cannabis, Charlton Orchards owner Nathan Benjamin told selectmen that if the board does not uphold its initial approval, he will consider other options, including selling his land to a 40B housing developer.

June

13

2018

MetroWest Daily News » Eli Sherman
State: Short-term rentals put more stress on housing

With housing supply low and prices on the rice, the Massachusetts housing market is under stress, a problem that is being exacerbated by a rise in short-term rentals, especially by commercial entities owning multiple properties.

June

13

2018

Newburyport News » Amanda Getchell
Newburyport: Junkyard to become super green housing

NEWBURYPORT --- On a site that Mayor Donna Holaday called "a massive junkyard forever," developer Hall and Moskow Corp. gathered with city and state officials on Friday, May 18 to break ground on a seven-building, mixed-income 48-unit first-of-its kind development solar power, homegrown agriculture, shared electric vehicles, secure bicycle storage, charging stations, recycling and composting, among other green techniques. Clean up of the site was supported by a $400,000 loan from MassDevelopment. The project will include some affordable housing as the developer is teaming with the Newburyport YWCA to create a 10-bedroom, single-room occupancy home in one of the buildings.

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