A comprehensive Q&A
regarding Avalon Bay's proposed development at Met State was
by the SLCA Executive Board and distributed at the annual meeting in
February. It was published in the Lexington Minuteman on March 4th,
where it can be found HERE.
IMPORTANT New information obtained since the publication of the first Q&A:
Lexington's current affordable housing deficit is 331 units (NOT 367
units as we initially thought), calculated
at the time of the most recent US Census as mandated by Section 40B.
Building 331 units now would meet the town's 40B targets through the
year 2011 when the next US Census is reported. After 2011, when the US
Census recounts the total number of Lexington households, the target
would increase to 10 percent of Lexington households at that time,
which would likely put the deficit above 367 units if no new 40B units
have been added.
Revised answer to "Q.
How many units is AvalonBay proposing to develop at Met State?"
A. 387. See the
Mitigation.pdf for the latest info.
If the project is developed as proposed, what percentage of Lexington's
housing units counted toward the 40B target will be in Precinct 3:
A. 49% of Lexington's
estimated 1,183 40B housing units will be in just one
precinct, Precinct Three.