The importance of the 225 unit "friendly 40B" affordable housing complex dubbed Brookview Village will continue as the discussion of conditions of its development and the long-term implications of it's approval continue to be discussed.
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The Zoning Board of Appeals accepted $675,000 as the amount of money to be paid in mitigation by the Gutierrez Company for the "Brookview Village" apartment complex.
Where exactly is Brookview Village located? The information can be found in this story.
Brookview Village is not for "poor" people according to representatives for the developer.
The ZBA Chairman has said that it was time to vote and he would not have done things differently if he had known it was going to result in the resignation of two board members.
The Zoning Board of Appeals approved the developments in a 3 to 2 vote, with conditions still yet to be established.
The financial impact of the development was laid out, with the margin of the benefit to the city being an estimated $186,000 annually.
City councilor's had previously questioned the speed at which the development's discussion was proceeding. City Councilor Joseph Delano said that the ZBA members had been heavily lobbied.
The development itself had prompted City Councilor Matt Elder to mention the potential need for a new fire station at a council meeting.