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.
The Pinehills is an example of development that can be catalytic in suburban markets. The Pinehills offers a wide variety of housing – condominiums, single family, apartments – with views of protected open space or within walking distance to the two acre park at the heart of the mixed-use Village Green and its shops and restaurants. Walking trails through the woods connect neighborhoods to each other and the Village Green. With direct access to Rt. 3, the Kingston Commuter Rail and downtown Plymouth are a 10 minute drive.
The SSEDC’s Housing Committee supports the Redbrook development in Plymouth (1,200 homes). Redbrook offers a wide variety of types of housing and offers a community with access to shops, restaurants, and walking trails, as well as a community center. It is a quick drive to downtown Plymouth, approx. 10-minute drive to access Rt. 3 and a 20-minute drive to Kingston Commuter Rail. The development team from A.D. Makepeace has worked closely with the Town of Plymouth and will also be introducing some workforce housing into the property. This is a strong example of smart land use.
The SSEDC’s Housing Committee supported the Landing 53 development (172 homes) located in Braintree in The Landing. The development is a product of the Braintree Weymouth Landing Village Overlay District. The project’s proximity to the East Braintree/Weymouth Landing Commuter Rail makes the area more attractive to commuters. The building is a mixed-use property introducing new commercial space. Investments have continued to pour into the Landing in the form of smaller multi-family buildings, new restaurants and other commercial properties. For many This is an example how of private investment, local and state leadership and public collaboration can revitalize an area.
The SSEDC’s Housing Committee supports the Union Point development in Weymouth, Rockland & Abington (4,000+ new homes at full buildout). The project offers an opportunity to create a whole new hub within the region that answers not only housing needs, but other economic needs. The project’s proximity to the South Weymouth Commuter Rail & the Rt. 18 corridor makes the area more attractive to both a younger talent pool priced out of the Boston market and downsizing baby boomers. There is currently a mix of 55+ housing and market rate housing. Miles of walking trails, a farmer’s market, community hockey rink and more recently a sports complex have been added. This is a catalyst project with potential to spread additional development and investment to surrounding communities.
South Shore Chamber Housing Committee