Planning Board to discuss housing development

The Planning Board at its July 16 meeting is scheduled to resume a public hearing into a proposed residential development off East Street. Marc Ginsburg and Arnie Martel are seeking a special permit to develop 114 town house condominium units on the 25-acre site near the Market Basket Warehouse on East Street, according to Steven Sadwick, the town’s community development director. Another developer, John Sullivan, previously secured a comprehensive permit to develop about 280 rental units on the site under the state’s affordable housing law, Chapter 40B. But Sullivan did not proceed with the development, instead selling the property to Ginsburg and Martel about two years ago, Sadwick said. Town Meeting last year voted to rezone the property to multifamily housing to accommodate the current plan.