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Residents ask officials not to allow affordable housing at Duxbury Estates

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DUXBURY — Town officials are grappling with how to protect the town and satisfy concerned Duxbury Estates residents as the developers of the housing complex plead for relief in their affordable-housing commitment after a market decline.

Duxbury Estates developers Tom and Charles Giacchetto have asked zoning and planning officials to recalculate the $1.35 million they owe in fees for the local Affordable Housing Trust Fund — payments agreed upon when they sought building permits for the 44-unit 55-and-older development on Carriage Lane off Route 53 in 2007 — or allow them to build affordable-housing units in the complex or elsewhere in town.

Many Duxbury Estates residents say they are opposed to affordable-housing units in the complex, which is half complete.

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