Things have been awfully quiet regarding the North 40 property that the town bought from Wellesley College back in 2014. But now, via reader ML, we find one possible use for the land, and it likely wouldn’t affect Weston Road traffic at all…
These ambitious boys had quite a lemonade — plus snacks — stand going on Sunday afternoon at Maugus Avenue and Washington Street in Wellesley. I can vouch for the pink lemonade.
2017 Town Hall Summer Hours – Friday, July 7th thru Friday, September 1, 2017
Friday: 8am – noon
Town Hall summer schedule will extend hours on Tuesday giving residents the opportunity to do business with offices located in Town Hall until 6pm. Town Hall will close at noon on Fridays, which is historically a slow business day during the summer.
Individual departments’ normal hours may vary. Please check www.wellesleyma.gov for details
Town Hall will remain open until 6:00pm on the following Tuesdays:
August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29Town Hall will close at 12:00pm on the following Fridays:
The Board of Selectmen has grabbed residents’ attention with a letter about a Monday meeting (June 26, 7:05pm) at which it and the Planning Board will discuss a proposed 6-story (including underground garage), 95-unit housing complex on a small road off of Linden Street. Neighbors reached out to us to air their concerns about what such a development could mean to an already congested traffic area, and they’re sure to show up at the meeting Monday to make those concerns public.
We’d heard scuttlebutt several years ago about a developer’s plans to snap up and tear down homes on Delanson Circle to create condos or apartments, and now it appears that such a vision has made major progress. The Meeting on Monday will be to address a 40B site eligibility request, which would be a precursor to formal 40B affordable housing application.
Architectural firm Embarc Studio explains in its “project narrative” how the structure would feature a common courtyard and community room, and be built in such a way to emphasize the horizontal nature of the development and play down its height. The description also references the development being “transit-oriented,” in that it is located within walking distance of a commuter rail station, perhaps suggesting that the development would not necessarily overwhelm the area with new vehicles.
While Wellesley could badly use more affordable housing in light of the steady stream of teardowns that result in new high-end properties that are out of reach pricewise for so many, the influx of so many new housing units in one fell swoop would certainly bring its own set of issues with it.
Wellesley United Soccer Club Fall Registration
Pre-K & Grade K-3 Fall soccer registration is now going on.
Pre-K play Wednesdays 1-1:45pm,
Kindergarten play Saturdays 8:45-9:30am,
Grade 1&2 play Sunday afternoons, Grade 3 girls play Sat. 10am, Grade 3 boys play Sat. 3 pm.
More information and online registration at www.wellesleysoccer.org. Early registration discount for grades K-3 is July 10th.