The developers of the "Brookview Village" 40B have cut the number of units at the complex down to 225 following a request by a Zoning Board of Appeals member.
"I think that would remedy some of the issues that you have," said Board Member Paul Giunta in reference to drainage and wetlands at a meeting with the developers last month.
The developers responded with a plan that cut the development down from the proposed 243 units to 225. The portion of affordable units remains the same although the number drops to 56. This would continue to ensure that Marlborough would not go below it's 10 percent affordable housing requirement until 2029, according to representatives from the developer.
Brookview Village is a 225 unit "friendly 40B" apartment complex that is planned to be located off of Ames Street. It is being developed by the Gutierrez Company.
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The plan has resulted in a change to the composition of the units in the complex. Gone are the loft units from the apartment complex, although this has resulted in more storage, said representatives of the developer.
Although they will not be voting directly on the issue, both the Planning Board and Mayor Arthur Vigeant have voiced their support for the project. The City Council has raised concerns with the proposed project through an official vote.
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