Patriot Ledger | By Fred Hanson
January 9, 2017
BRAINTREE – Two neighborhood meetings have been scheduled for discussion of a proposed residential development in Braintree Square.
A subsidiary of The Holland Companies of Boston is seeking to build 72 apartments and eight townhouse condominiums at 383-385 Washington St., which is between the square’s storefronts and Archbishop Williams High School’s athletic field.
The development would be built under Chapter 40B, the state’s so-called anti-snob zoning law. The law allows a developer to seek a single approval from the board of appeals and bypass most of the town’s review process and zoning requirements.
A quarter of the units would be designated as affordable.
Town zoning would only allow 22 to 24 units on the property.
Holland has applied to MassHousing for approval of the site, which is the first step in the 40B process.