The SSEDC’s Housing Committee supports the 1500 Main Street development in Weymouth (237 homes). The project is across the street from the South Weymouth Commuter Rail station, adjacent to the Union Point development and on an underutilized lot off of the Rt. 18 corridor. The convenience of the commuter rail makes the project particularly attractive to younger professionals who find themselves priced out of the Boston housing market, or who are choosing to live on the South Shore, but want a more urban-feeling environment and easy transit access into Boston. The project is proposed under the new Commercial Corridor Overlay District and is the second project to have been introduced under this new zoning change.
Number of homes: 237 homes
Lot size: 5.5 acres
Density: 43 homes/acre
Home types: Apartments – 63% of units are studio and 1BR units, 35% are 2BR units with a few 3BR units
Transit Access: South Weymouth Commuter Rail
Development type: Mixed-Use
Criteria met: Transit Access; Walkability; Higher Density; Access to Town Center / Amenities; Underutilized lot
Affordable homes: 0
Development stage: Pre-approval
Zoning Vehicle: Proposed under Weymouth’s new Commercial Overlay District – height, density and use with a Special Permit from ZBA. No variances required.
Town Supported: Unknown
Community Engagement: Yes
Near Public Transit: Yes
Revitalization and use of underutilized commercial, office, industrial parcels/corridors? Yes, behind Uncle Charlies and CVS off Rt. 18.
Smaller square footage? Yes
Net fiscal impact: $250,000
Chamber & Housing Committee Support: Chamber letter of support & attendance at ZBA Hearing
John M. Corcoran & Co. LLC
South Shore Chamber Housing Committee