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Big houses getting bigger scrutiny in Wellesley

Posted by Ralph Ranalli August 10, 2007 10:25 AM

WELLESLEY

Some home builders in Wellesley are concerned about a proposal that would require an additional review process for plans to build homes over a certain size.

The threshold for triggering that review has not been determined but the proposal suggests it would involve such details as how tall the house is and its cubic footage.

Planning Director Rick Brown said a number of builders expressed reservations about the proposal during the board’s July 30 meeting and said more than a dozen have signed onto a petition promising to voluntarily stay under the town’s current maximum footprint-to-lot-size ratio of 25 percent.

Brown said he expects the discussion to continue during a meeting on Aug. 13 as well. The Planning Board meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Planning Office on the lower level of Town Hall.

-- Lisa Keen

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