On September 12, 2017, the Planning Board will hold public hearings on two sets of proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw, which would alter the rules that apply to the former Coast Guard housing property on Pine Hill Road (Pine Hill Crossing) and to the Carleton-Willard senior continuing care facility on Old Billerca Road. (See attached legal notices)
The existing housing units at Pine Hill Crossing are currently being renovated for rental occupation. The proposed zoning change would allow a denser residential development, in line with the approach favored at the public charrette sessions held in 2014 and pursued by the Town through an RFP process and agreement with developer TR Associates. The developer's intention is to keep most of the existing units while adding two story units, and ultimately offer all units for sale. The agreement provides for four units out of a total of 29 to be designated as affordable.
Carleton-Willard's current campus operation is covered by the Nursing Care Facility section of the Zoning Bylaw. The organization wishes to expand the independent living portion, which is in the form of groups of cottage units , by adding three house lots on Old Billerica Road (near the Route 62 intersection). The intention is to add approximately 12 units. Other rule adjustments would provide for changes in the balance of living types and the amount of wetlands on the campus.