Developer Michael Connolly has been told by the town to stop construction on his controversial condo project at Hillside Rd. and Washington St. in lower falls, according to the Wellesley Townsman. The town’s building inspector cited violations that included installation of a retaining wall without proper permits and assorted monetary issues. The words “Crime Scene” were also spray painted by a vandal at the site, the Boston Herald reports.
Meanwhile, a group of 60-plus neighbors recently signed a letter calling on residents and lawmakers to support legislative changes that would give towns and cities more power in respect to the 40B affordable housing law and claiming that Connolly’s project is making a “mockery of 40B affordable housing law.”
All this could definitely make Connolly a dark horse contender for a Townsman 10 award (“individuals or groups that have made a difference in the past year…”).