Delanson Realty Partners will get a public hearing about its planned 90-unit 40B development project at the next Wellesley Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, set for Dec. 21 at 7:30pm at Town Hall. Residents who have concerns about the Delanson Circle project are readying to have their say at the meeting, as they have at various town meetings about the slew of 40B projects proposed in Wellesley.
The proposed Wellesley Crossing project off of Linden Street gained public awareness over the summer and recently secured a key approval from the quasi-public Massachusetts Housing Partnership, which specified that “the site of the proposed Project is an appropriate location for residential development.” It says that the site is zoned for residential development, is within walking distance of assorted services (i.e., Linden Square shops), and is near public transportation. MHP found the developer’s revised plans, including one less story than originally proposed, to be acceptable. The project also appears to be a good bet to get financing, according to MHP.
Those opposed to the project, which would sit across from the Tailby parking lot for the Wellesley Square commuter rail station, say it will make traffic much worse and cause safety problems.