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Framingham developer abandons plans for 200-unit complex in Wrentham

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 15, 2008 09:43 AM

Fairfield Residential LLC, a development national company with an office in Framingham, has informed the town of Wrentham that it is no planning to build a 200-unit apartment complex on South Street.

Town officials had expressed concerns about the project, saying it would burden the town by adding children to the school system and creating additional traffic. But since 50 of the apartments were affordable, the developers would have been exempt from some local zoning restrictions under the state's Chapter 40B law.

Chapter 40B allows developers of affordable housing to bypass certain local zoning restrictions in communities that fall short of the state threshold for affordable units. Wrentham is about 180 housing units short of the threshold.

-- Calvin Hennick

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