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News Flash - Stay Tuned March 25, 2015

219-Unit Development Proposed for Mugar


Project would be Chapter 40B residential  


Oaktree Development of Cambridge has informed the Town of Arlington that it intends to propose a 219-unit development on the Mugar site.

The Town Manager reported to the Selectmen last evening that Oaktree informally presented to Town Staff a development consisting of 12 townhomes along Dorothy Road fronting a 207-unit apartment complex with parking for over 300 cars. 

Vehicle access to the site appears to be from the intersection of Littlejohn Street and Dorothy Road, and from the intersection of Edith and Burch Streets.

The project would be proposed under the state Chapter 40B law which allow streamlined permitting if a project contains a high percentage of affordable housing.

A plan of the proposal already appears on the developer's website.

Arlington Land Trust continues to advocate for the permanent protection of the Mugar parcel as conservation land.  The site lies almost entirely in the 100-year flood plain, is subject to regular and significant flooding, and is a critical stormwater buffer for the surrounding and downstream neighborhoods of East Arlington. 

See below for a plan of the land showing key resource areas, or click here for a larger view. 




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