The SSEDC’s Housing Committee supports the Weston Park Apartments development in Weymouth (42 homes). The project is 1/3 of a mile from the Braintree / Weymouth Landing Commuter Rail station. The project is part of a larger redevelopment effort of The Landing neighborhood which straddles the Braintree and Weymouth town line. It is on an underutilized lot along the Rt. 53 corridor. The convenience of the commuter rail and the proximity to restaurants, coffee shops and other amenities 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.
Number of homes: 42 homes
Lot size: Approx. 1/2 acres
Density: 84 homes/acre
Home types: Apartments
Transit Access: Braintree/Weymouth Landing Commuter Rail
Development type: Mixed-Use; One retail unit on ground floor
Criteria met: Transit Access; Walkability; Higher Density; Access to Town Center / Amenities; Underutilized lot
Affordable homes: 0
Development stage: Under construction
Zoning Vehicle: Special permit & variance
Town Supported: Yes
Community Engagement: Yes
Near Public Transit: Yes
Revitalization and use of underutilized commercial, office, industrial parcels/corridors? Yes, previously a small multifamily house used as an office space.
Smaller square footage? Yes, avg. unit is 635 sq. ft.
Net fiscal impact: No formal fiscal impact study, but will result in increased revenue for the town.
South Shore Chamber Housing Committee