News from Swampscott Equity Association

DHCD APPROVES ELM PLACE DEVELOPMENT IN SWAMPSCOTT

SWAMPSCOTT — A 40B development on Elm Place has been approved by the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development, against the wishes of the Select Board. As proposed by Boston-based WinnDevelopment, the five-story
Dan C. Hill of Hill Law

Attorney Hill Letter to DHCD

Catherine Racer, Associate DirectorDepartment of Housing and Community Development100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300Boston, MA 02114 Re:       Project Eligibility Application, 21 Elm Place, Swampscott, MA Dear Ms. Racer: This fun represents neighbors and abutters to
Swampscott Equity Association

Town Residents Clash with Developers over Chapter 40B Housing Law

  M.G.L. Chapter 40B, Sections 20 through 23, (commonly referred as Chapter 40B) is a Massachusetts law that has been on the books since 1969. The law permits developers to override local zoning laws,
Swampscott Equity Association

Swampscott Select Board Opposes Elm Place Development

In a letter to the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development, the Swampscott Select Board voiced its opposition to the proposed 40B affordable housing development on Elm Place. At the board’s meeting Wednesday
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Opposition to Elm Place project coalesces in Swampscott

Two new grass-roots groups are fighting a proposed five-story, 128-unit affordable housing project on Elm Place, saying the apartment complex is simply too big for the neighborhood and the town. “It’s a behemoth,” said