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.
The SSEDC’s Housing Committee supports The Cove development in Hingham (220 new homes). Its proximity to transit through the Ferry Service at Hingham Shipyard will make the area more attractive to a younger talent pool being priced out of the Boston housing market. Additionally, the proximity to Hingham Shipyard amenities and Hingham’s downtown center should help bolster the local economy by adding some additional tax revenue and a larger customer base for existing and incoming businesses. Hingham Town Officials were open to the 40B model in order to make some of the units available at below market rate.
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 SSEDC’s Housing Committee supports the South Shore Habitat’s Feinberg Bog project in Duxbury (6 homes). These six townhomes on the Old Camp Wing property introduce a smaller square footage product, at a lower price point to the Duxbury community. The developer worked closely with the Town of Duxbury, the Affordable Housing Trust, community members and neighbors to address concerns and to introduce a thoughtful, high quality site design.
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 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 Hampton House Apartments and Townhomes development in Braintree (17 new homes). The project offers housing in an interesting and walkable community with easy access to transit via the Braintree T Station and amenities in Braintree’s town center. This is an example of taking an underutilized lot within a walkable area to help bolster nearby businesses, offer easy access to amenities and public transportation and help increase the number of homes needed to meet the region’s growing needs.
South Shore Chamber Housing Committee
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