Since the initial Planning Board meeting on October 2018 we have been revising our development proposal based on what we heard in our community meetings, as outlined in the chart below:

 

  Concern: Resolution:
Height 6 stories as allowed by right in the PUD may not be appropriate in all locations on the site.

Lowered the height of buildings at the perimeter of the site closest to the existing homes to 3-5 stories and taking advantage of existing grade.

 

Units There are too many units. This proposal reduces the initial unit count by over 20% from the original proposal. The project now has 465 units.
Density The project is too dense.

The PUD zoning allows for a Floor to Area Ratio of 2.5. This proposal is less than one third of the allowed density.

 

Building Setbacks The buildings are too close to the existing houses – 25 ft. from property lines The project will include greater setbacks than the original proposal (as much as 210ft) from the neighboring homes with sensitivity to the different conditions at the perimeter of the site. No building is closer than 80 feet from the existing homes.
Design The design of the buildings does not reflect the character of the neighborhood. Hired renowned local architect CBT. Incorporated the concerns of the neighborhood and continuing to advance the design with CBT.
Glendale Park We would like it retained and maintained FoxRock has proposed several improvements to Glendale Park, such as landscaping improvements, installing and maintaining a playground and other features.
Site access Cars headlights entering and exiting the site will shine in neighbors’ windows Relocated the entry drives to align with Farrell Street and Nilsen Avenue. Interior site traffic mitigated.
Stormwater Concerns Concerned about the existing stormwater runoff issues Committed to improving the stormwater issue through reducing impervious surface, slowing surface runoff, and infiltrating stormwater onsite through below-grade recharge chambers.
More people/traffic The HHNA presented a case that the previous plan would result in 2,020 people and over 800 cars.

There will be less than one half the number of residents than what the HHNA presented. The community will have 590 parking spaces which meets transit oriented development guidelines.

 

Impact on schools  Concerned new families will be adversely impacting Quincy schools Less than 14 school age children (across all grade levels) will live in the new development based on a comprehensive survey of all multifamily buildings in Quincy and consultation with the Superintendent of Schools