Pending 40B Applications

Broadstone Bare Cove  

On August 19, 2016, Broadstone Bare Cove Alliance, LLC (the "Applicant") filed a Comprehensive Permit Application with the Zoning Board of Appeals pursuant to Massachusetts Gene

ral Laws, Chapter 40B, Sections 20 through 23, as amended ("Chapter 40B"). As revised, the application proposes construction of a 220-unit rental development, including 55 affordable units, on a 12.06 acre site located at 230 Beal Street (Map 46, Lot 17) in the Office Park Zoning District. The proposed development would include two residential apartment buildings, each consisting of 
4 stories over sub-grade parking garages. 

The Board opened a public hearing on the application on September 15, 2016. Subsequent public hearings were held on September 26, 2016, October 19, 2016, November 9, 2016, 
November 30, 2016, January 11, 2017, February 1, 2017, March 1, 2017, March 21, 2017, and April 5, 2017. The Board will reopen the public hearing on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Application materials are available to review in the Zoning Office or through the links provided below:
  1. Introduction
  2. Project Data Summary
  3. Applicant Status as a qualifying limited dividend organization
  4. Project Eligibility/Site Approval Letter, issued by MassHousing on August 12, 2016
  5. Development Team Members
  6. Evidence of Site Control: Notice of Purchase & Sales Agreement and Signed Purchase & Sales Agreement
  7. Sample Regulatory Agreement
  8. List of Exemptions / Waiver Requests
  9. Traffic Impact & Access Study
  10. Engineering, Landscaping, and Architectural Plans
  11. Existing Conditions Narrative
  12. Aerial Image 1 and Image 2
  13. Drainage Report
Revised plans and application materials:
  1. Revised plan set, dated October 25, 2016
  2. Drainage Report, revised October 25, 2016
  3. Traffic Impact and Access Study, dated October 2016
  4. Supplemental Traffic Report based on 220-Units, dated October 28, 2016
  5. Response to Sewer Commission Comments, dated October 11, 2016
  6. Fiscal Impact Analysis, dated October 26, 2016
  7. Revised plan set, dated November 2, 2016
  8. VHB Response to Traffic Peer Review Comments, dated November 9, 2016
  9. Parking Demand Study
  10. Archeological Survey Summary
  11. Revised plan set, dated January 4, 2017
  12. Updated Waiver Requests
  13. Correspondence from Drohan Tocchio & Morgan, P.C., dated January 4, 2017
  14. Response to Comments from Nutter, dated January 3, 2017
  15. Correspondence from Public Archaeology Laboratory (PAL), dated January 4, 2017
  16. Photometric Analysis Plan, dated December 13, 2016
  17. Final Response to Comments, prepared by Vannase Hangen Brustlin, Inc., dated January 20, 2017
  18. Conceptual Intersection Plan, dated January 23, 2017
  19. Revised Drainage Reportdated Jan. 10, 2017, and Attachment, dated Jan. 19, 2017
  20. Revised Plan Set, issued for Drainage Report on Jan. 10, 2017
  21. Architectural Response Letter from CUBE3 Studio, dated Jan. 25, 2017
  22. Architectural Figures 1-3, 4, 5, 6.1, and 6.2
  23. Revised Plan Set, dated February 14, 2017
  24. Architectural Response and Architectural Response Graphics, dated February 14, 2017
  25. Eastern Landscape Buffer Sketch, dated February 13, 2017
  26. Town Engineer Comment Response, dated February 13, 2017
  27. Conservation Response Memorandum, dated March 15, 2017, including MA Prohibited Plan List, Conservation Restriction Draft Plan 1, Conservation Restriction Draft Plan 2, and Response to Snow Storage Comments
  28. Response to Summary of Outstanding Issues, dated March 20, 2017
  29. Correspondence from Nutter, dated March 21, 2017, responding to comments filed by Attorney Allcock on behalf of Beals Cove Condominium Trust
  30. Sewer Infrastructure Assessment, revised October 10, 2016
  31. Sewer & Water Usage Summary Spreadsheet
  32. Manning Formula Uniform Pipe Flow
  33. Revised Plan Set, dated March 29, 2017
  34. Updated Waiver Requests, submitted March 29, 2017
  35. Correspondence regarding requested sidewalk from Drohan Tocchio & Morgan, P.C.dated April 3, 2017
  36. Revised Plan Set, dated April 11, 2017
  37. Updated Waiver Requests, submitted April 11, 2017
Peer Review Reports:
  1. Traffic Engineering Peer Review, prepared by Vanasse & Associates, Inc. (VAI), dated November 2, 2016
  2. Supplemental Traffic Peer Review, prepared by VAI, dated November 10, 2016
  3. Supplemental Traffic Peer Review, prepared by VAI, dated January 23, 2017
  4. Peer Review Report, prepared by Amory Engineers, P.C., dated November 17, 2016
  5. Amory Identified Discrepancies, dated January 10, 2017
  6. Supplemental Peer Review Report, prepared by Amory Engineers, P.C., dated January 30, 2017
  7. Amory Suggested Condition, dated February 23, 2017
  8. Amory Peer Review of Sewer Study, dated March 30, 2017
  9. Amory Supplemental Sewer Review, dated April 13, 2017
Recent Comments from Town Departments and/or Boards:
  1. Comments from Town Engineer, dated February 1, 2017
  2. Comments from the Planning Board, dated February 22, 2017
  3. Comments from Senior Planner/Conservation Officer, dated February 28, 2017
  4. Comments from Fire Marshal, dated March 2, 2017
  5. Comments from Senior Planner/Conservation Officer, dated March 21, 2017
Safe Harbor Letter:
  1. Notice to Applicant, prepared by Special Town Counsel on behalf of the Board, dated September 30, 2016 
  2. Notice from Alliance to ZBA of Withdrawal of Opposition to Safe Harbor Assertion, dated October 27, 2016
  3. Notice from Nutter on behalf of Alliance to DHCD of Withdrawal of Opposition to Safe Harbor Assertion, dated October 27, 2016
  4. Non-determination Letter from DHCD to ZBA, dated November 1, 2016
Other Materials:
  1. Massachusetts Historical Commission Review of Project Notification Form
  2. Site Approval Comments from the Board of Selectmen, dated June 2, 2016
  3. WWRA Wastewater Capacity Evaluation Final Letter Report, prepared by Weston & Sampson, dated December 28, 2016

River Stone 

  



River Stone, LLC (the "Applicant") submitted a Comprehensive Permit Application to the Zoning Board of Appeals pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40B, Sections 20 through 23, as amended ("Chapter 40B"). The Applicant proposes to construct a 36-unit condominium housing development to be called "River Stone," located at Viking Lane off of Ward Street.

The Board opened a public hearing on the application on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM in Hingham Town Hall. Subsequent public hearings were held on May 11, 2016 and June 6, 2016. The hearing was stayed with the Town's filing of an Appeal with the Housing Appeals Committee pursuant to 760 CMR 56.03(8)(c). 

Application materials are available to review in the Zoning Office or through the links provided below:
  1. Project Eligibility/Site Approval Letter, issued by MassHousing on March 16, 2016
  2. Comprehensive Permit Application, filed with the Town Clerk on March 29, 2016
  3. Submitted Plans
  4. Traffic Impact and Access Study, prepared by Ron Muller & Associates, dated April 11, 2016
10% Letter
  1. Notice to Applicant, prepared by Special Town Counsel on behalf of the Board, dated May 12, 2016
  2. DHCD Decision, dated June 16, 2016 

Linden Ponds



Hingham Campus LLC submitted a Notice of Project Change to reduce the approved number of units within the last remaining independent living building planned for Neighborhood 2 in Linden Ponds, along with related building and site design changes. With the Notice, the Board received the following materials:

  1. Application for Insubstantial Modification to Comprehensive Permit, Linden Ponds, from Nobis Engineering, dated May 18, 2016
  2. Plan set entitled, "Linden Ponds Building RB2.5," prepared by Nobis, dated May 18, 2016 (12 Sheets)
  3. Summary Table 1, Summary Table 2, and Summary Table 3
The Board heard the request during a public meeting on Monday, June 6, 2016. Members determined that the proposed modifications, as represented by the Applicant, would be insubstantial.


Avalon Hingham Shipyard II 



Hingham Shipyard Avalon II, Inc. (the "Applicant") submitted a Comprehensive Permit Application to the Zoning Board of Appeals pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40B, Sections 20 through 23, as amended ("Chapter 40B") on February 12, 2016. The application, as revised, proposes construction of a 190-unit rental community, including 48 affordable units, to be called "Avalon Hingham Shipyard II," located at 319 Lincoln Street.

The Board opened a public hearing on the matter on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Hingham Town Hall. The Board continued its review of the Project during subsequent public hearings held on March 23, April 6, April 13, April 28, and May 4, at which time the Board closed the public hearing. The Board continued its deliberation following the conclusion of the public hearing and voted unanimously to issue a Comprehensive Permit for the Project with conditions. The written decision was filed with the Town Clerk on May 17, 2016. 

On August 16, 2016, AvalonBay filed a Notice of Project Change after Issuance of a Comprehensive Permit pursuant to 760 CMR 56.05(11) to reduce the massing and height of a portion of the approved building, increase the size of tree plantings, and shift the location of a pedestrian walkway along USS Amesbury Drive. The Board heard the request at a public meeting on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. and found the proposed changes to be insubstantial.  On October 8, 2016, AvalonBay filed a second Notice of Project Change to convert the current subsidy from the Permanent Rental Financing Program through the Massachusetts Housing Partnership ("MHP") to the Local Initiative Program through the Department of Housing and Community Development ("DHCD").  During its regular meeting on October 19, 2016, the Board determined that a change in subsidizing agency would likewise constitute an insubstantial change. 

Application materials are available to review in the Zoning Office or through the links provided below:
  1. Comprehensive Permit Application, dated February 12, 2016
  2. Supplemental Information Submission, dated February 25, 2016
  3. Plans entitled, "Avalon Hingham Shipyard II, 319 Lincoln Street, Hingham, MA - Comprehensive Permit Application," prepared by Howard Stein Hudson, dated February 12, 2016 and revised February 25, 2016
  4. Stormwater Management Report, prepared by Howard Stein Hudson, February 25, 2016
  5. Traffic Impact and Access Study, prepared by Howard Stein Hudson, February 25, 2016
Peer Review Reports:
  1. Engineering Peer Review, prepared by Amory Engineers, P.C., dated March 8, 2016
  2. Traffic Peer Review, prepared by Vanasse & Associates, Inc., dated March 9, 2016
  3. Supplemental Traffic Peer Reviewprepared by Vanasse & Associates, Inc., dated April 4, 2016
  4. Supplemental Engineering Peer Review, prepared by Amory Engineers, P.C., dated April 5, 2016
  5. Shadow Study Peer Review, including analysis of TAT Study and original shadow study prepared by Dore & Whittier Architects, Inc., dated April 22, 2016
  6. Executive Summary Shadow Study Peer Review and analysis of TAT Updated Shadow Study prepared by Dore & Whittier Architects, Inc., dated April 28, 2016
  7. Final Engineering Peer Review, prepared by Amory Engineers, P.C., dated April 28, 2016
10% Letter
  1. Notice to Applicant, prepared by Special Town Counsel on behalf of the Board, dated March 25, 2016
Revised Submission:
  1. Rendering and Preliminary Site Plan, prepared by The Architectural Team, dated March 18, 2016
  2. Letter from AvalonBay Communities describing revisions, dated March 21, 2016
  3. Letter from AvalonBay Communities confirming reduction in project scope, with attached response from MHP, dated March 22, 2016
  4. Comprehensive Permit Application Supplemental Information, dated March 30, 2016
  5. Comprehensive Permit Plan Set, dated March 30, 2016
  6. Revised Stormwater Management Report, dated March 30, 2016
  7. Transportation Technical Memorandum, dated March 30, 2016
  8. Response to Engineering Peer Review, dated March 30, 2016
  9. Response to Traffic Peer Review, dated March 30, 2016
  10. Updated Listing of Requested Exceptions/Waivers, dated April 4, 2016
  11. Shadow Study Transmittal Letter, dated April 8, 2016, and Shadow Studies, dated April 6, 2016
  12. Photometric Plan, prepared by Visual, dated April 19, 2016
  13. Revised Shadow Study Transmittal Letter, dated April 27, 2016, and Revised Shadow Studies, dated April 27, 2016
Quarterly Reports filed in compliance with Condition B.4(c) of the Comprehensive Permit :
  1. First Quarterly Report, dated August 18, 2016
  2. Second Quarterly Report, November 18, 2017
  3. Third Quarterly Report, dated February 16, 2017