ZBA Postpones "Brookview Village" Decision
The final vote on the proposed 40B development was postponed Tuesday.
The final decision on the "Brookview Village" 40B development has been postponed until December as the Zoning Board of Appeals seeks out additional information.
The ZBA is looking for information from the school district on the potential impact of the 225 unit apartment complex. They also will be seeking final numbers on mitigation being requested by various department heads based on the estimated impact the project would have on those departments.
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.
The ZBA and representatives from the Gutierrez Company discussed $675,000 as a figure for mitigation. This works out to roughly $3,000 per unit, said the representatives. The company would rather work out a figure and let the city work out the details of how it is distributed.
"We would rather have the city players figure all that out," said said Arthur Bergeron, legal representative for the Gutierrez Company.
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The ZBA pushed the meeting back to December to discuss the issue to allow time for Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to do a study on the development. The effort to get an opinion from the organization has been spearheaded by Lynn Faust.
"Their head housing planner has everything they need at this point," she said explaining she had not received a timeline due to Monday's storm.
The ZBA voted Tuesday to continue the discussion of the proposed project to December. They have another three months before they must, by law, render a decision on the project.