Zoning Board hears proposed Mass. Ave. development

Proposed condos, business, 1021-25 Mass. Ave., 2022Proposed condos and retail space at 1021-1025 Mass. Ave. / Harrison Mulhern Architects

UPDATED: The town Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) met at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, for a hearing about the future of 1025 Mass. Ave. It was conducted by remote participation only.

The link is here >> and the agenda is via this link >>

To view and download meeting materials, visit the Zoning Board of Appeals Agendas and Minutes page. This reference material will be made available 48 business hours prior to the ZBA meeting. 

MassHousing issued the project-eligibility letter on Aug. 19, and the application was filed last week, Christian Klein, ZBA chair, told YourArlington. Find a copy of the letter and the complete application on the ZBA's website >>

Under statute, the board has 30 days to open the hearing. The Open Meeting Law requires advertising twice in the local paper of record. The application has also been distributed to town departments, boards, and commissions as required.  Once the hearing opens, the board has 180 days to close the public hearings.

Project could face opposition

The developer proposes “The Residences at Mill Brook,” a 50-unit multifamily development and 1,000 square feet of commercial space on the north side of Mass. Ave., northwest of the Highland Fire Station.

The Maggiore Co. of Woburn intends to create 13 affordable homeownership units as part of the four- to five-story building envisioned, an endeavor consistent with many town goals. However, the development also likely would require some tree removal, which historically has proved controversial in Arlington. Other residents might express concern about a potential increase in motor-vehicle traffic from more people living in the area than before.

 Comprehensive Permit: Docket #3719: 1025 Mass. Ave.

"The Zoning Board of Appeals gives notice that it will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The hearing will be conducted remotely via "Zoom" to consider the application of 1025 Mass. Ave., LLC for the approval of a comprehensive permit under M.G.L. Chapter 408, Sections 20-23 and the  regulations  promulgated  thereunder,  760  CMR  56.00 et seq, for  the construction of a structure at 1021-1025 Mass. Ave., Arlington.Zoning Board of Appeals logo

"Such property is identified as Assessor's Parcel ID. Nos. 055.0-0002-0020.0 055.00002-0019.

"The ZBA strongly encourages public comment to be submitted in writing to the Board. The ZBA also notes that this hearing is only one in a series of hearings going forward with respect to this application.

"The application, plans, request for waivers and related submissions will be available on the Town of Arlington website, Zoning Board of Appeals. Please visit the Town of Arlington Zoning Board of Appeals website for "Zoom" invitation ID and additional material as it becomes available. This information will be posted 48 hours prior to the hearing."


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 June 20, 2022: 50 units, including affordable housing, proposed near Brattle Square

This news announcement was published Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, based on information from the Town of Arlington. It was updated the same day with background.

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