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Town ponders options to protect open space

Wellesley planners are drafting two cluster development measures aimed at preserving open space and diversifying the kinds of homes built in a community known for its plus-size mansions.

A cluster development calls for homes to be grouped more closely together than a traditional subdivision, allowing the same number of housing units on a property while leaving a larger area undeveloped, as contiguous open space.

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