Milton approves zoning change for over-55 development

Town meeting Monday night approved a zoning change which would allow for the development of an over-55 development on an upper Canton Avenue estate.

Patriot Ledger | By Fred Hanson
May 9, 2017

MILTON – The creation of a new zoning district that would allow for the development of an over-55 community on an upper Canton Avenue estate was approved by town meeting Monday night.

After 90 minutes of debate, the meeting approved the Great Estates Planned Unit Development bylaw on a voice vote. Town Moderator Robert Hiss declared that the proposal had received the required two-thirds majority approval.

Ned Corcoran, a lawyer representing developer Northland Residential Corp., said the measure would allow for the construction of 54-unit condominium development for residents 55 and older on the Wolcott/Carberry Estate. The proposal calls for 60 percent of the 47-acre property to be set back more than 500 feet from the roadway.

Corcoran said a standard subdivision of 22 homes or a 33-unit cluster development would add to school enrollment and would “destroy the property.”

“That would clear out the land and destroy all the structures,” he said.

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