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Westwood Station: A Case Study in Public/Private Development Partnerships

Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA



The attorneys who represented the Town of Westwood and the project's developer will discuss the University Station project, a 2.1 million square foot mixed use (retail, residential, office, hotel and assisted living/memory care) project located adjacent to the Amtrak train station at the intersection of I-95 and I-93 in Westwood, which was approved by Westwood Town Meeting earlier this year.  The developer and the Town chose to pursue Town Meeting approval of the entire project via an amendment of the Zoning Bylaw which in effect makes the project by-right, rather than requiring a special permit.  The attorneys will discuss (1) the Zoning Bylaw, including certain inclusionary zoning requirements that will result in the inclusion of 234 additional affordable housing units on the Westwood SHI, thereby achieving 10% affordable housing units in Westwood, (2) a development agreement that provides $6M to the Town to mitigate traffic, public safety and school age children impacts, and (3) other public-private arrangements including I-Cubed and MassWorks financing for public roadway and other infrastructure improvements. 


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Jennifer Jones


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