Developer appeals zoning rejection


The city recently hired Daniel Hill, a Cambridge lawyer, , to represent Woburn before the state Housing Appeals Committee in proceedings involving The Ledges of Woburn, a proposed housing project, according to Mayor Scott D. Galvin. At Galvin’s request, the City Council recently appropriated $50,000 to pay for outside counsel. Woburn 38 Development LLC wants to build 168 units, 42 of them affordable on a hilly 9-acre site at 1042 Main St. The project is permitted under the state’s affordable housing law, Chapter 40B. Woburn 38 has appealed to the Housing Appeals Committee a decision by the Zoning Board of Appeals last October rejecting its application modify an existing comprehensive permit for the project. The developer has filed a motion seeking summary judgment. Galvin said the city opted to seek outside counsel because the matter involves a “highly specialized area of the law.”

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