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Wellesley Planning Board to hold cluster development forum

Posted by Evan Allen  December 31, 2012 10:50 AM

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Wellesley’s Planning Board will hold a public forum on Jan. 14 to discuss two cluster development zoning amendments that it plans to bring before Town Meeting for approval, according to Assistant Planning Director Ethan Parsons.

A cluster development groups homes closer together than a traditional development plan, allowing more development to occur within a smaller space. Cluster developments allow the town to preserve open space.

The planning board is proposing two zoning amendments: the Neighborhood Infill Cluster Development, that would allow for small subdivisions creating two to four residential lots; and the Natural Resource Protection Cluster Development, which would allow for larger subdivisions that would create five or more residential lots.

Residents will get a chance to learn about cluster and open space design concepts and discuss how they might be used in Wellesley.

The forum will be held on Jan. 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Great Hall in Wellesley Town Hall.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com

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