Public hearing on 40R proposal


Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. on a 298-unit “smart growth” housing development proposed for the former Plimpton Press building off Lenox Street. John Englert, an executive vice president at Criterion Development Partners, developers of the 9-acre property, said 60 percent of the units will be one-bedroom and 40 percent two-bedroom. Under the 40R “smart growth” statute, the state encourages communities to create residential or mixed-use zoning districts, including a high percentage of affordable housing units to be located near transit stations. Unlike Chapter 40B proposed housing developments, town officials and residents must approve of 40R projects.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of