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Surprise land buy kills 40B proposal

Town instead plans for water treatment plant

A controversial plan to build an apartment complex behind the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham has been quashed by the town’s surprising deal to buy the property for $3.75 million and build a wastewater-treatment plant there.

Town officials have been quietly negotiating a purchase since September with AvalonBay Communities Inc., which was planning to build a 177-unit apartment complex on the 18-acre site under the state’s 40B affordable-housing law.

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