Development Projects Currently or Recently of Interest to SLCA
· Avalon Bay,
current owner of the Lexington Ridge apartment development on Waltham
Street, was selected through a Massachusetts state bidding process to
Metropolitan State Hospital property bordering Belmont at the east end
Concord Avenue. Their development proposal was approved by Town
Meeting as Articles 12 &13.
Our Q&A regarding this proposal can be found here. The most current details and proposal documents can be found here
on Lexington’s web site.
Patriot Partners' proposal to rezone the former
Raytheon corporate headquarters on Spring Street from CRO and RO to CD
was approved by Town Meeting with the support of SLCA. The site has
been named Lexington Technology Park. Our Q&A regarding this proposal can be found here. Details
and current documents can be found here
on Lexington’s web site. They are currently proposing to add 270,000 sq.
ft. to the existing 361,000 sq. ft. space. The total resulting space will be
within the 0.15 FAR (Floor Area Ratio) standard for the area. Patriot Partners
has completed a traffic study estimating the impact of the proposed expansion,
and SLCA is working cooperatively with the developers on a number of issues
related to this development, including traffic mitigation.
Brookhaven plans to add 11 assisted living units, reconfigure 7
semi-private skilled nursing beds to 14 private beds, and make changes
and improvements to their common areas and wellness center, including
adding a swimming pool. The cost of the improvements and expansion will
be offset by fees obtained from the new residents entering 41 proposed
new independent living units. These 41 new units represent an increase
of 23% in the number of those units. Details and
documents can be found here
on Lexington’s web site.
· Lexington and Waltham are cooperating to attempt to influence development plans for the Middlesex County Hospital property which was transferred to state ownership following Middlesex County's bankruptcy.
· SLCA worked with developers Spaulding & Slye Colliers
to develop an appropriate alternative to previously proposed plans for the
Hayden Woods development at 55 Hayden Avenue which had been opposed by SLCA and
rejected down by Town Meeting. The revised plans, which reduced the proposed
impervious surface area and brought drainage up to current best practices, were
supported by SLCA and unanimously approved by Town Meeting. See Involvement in the
· SLCA opposed the proposed rezoning of the Ledgemont
property at the corner of Hayden Avenue and Spring Street submitted to Town
Meeting in 2003. The proposed development would have increased the Floor Area
Ratio for the property to .32, including existing residential property proposed
for rezoning. The article was opposed by Lexington's Planning Board and Board
of Selectmen, and was withdrawn by the developer before reaching a vote at Town
· SLCA worked with Lexington town management to develop
alternatives to signal lights at five intersections in South Lexington thereby
retaining the area's unique character.