Proposed Development to Sit on Golf Course

A 298-unit housing development proposed last week is set to sit on the land currently occupied by the Rolling Green Golf Course.

A local developer presented a project to the Zoning Board of Appeals last week consisting of a 40B housing development to sit on the grounds of the Rolling Green Golf Course.

The Andover Apartments at Rolling Green, based off of Crenshaw Lane, presented a project last Thursday for a 40B development on Lowell Street consisting of 298 units in 15 buildings comprised of low-rise garden style and townhouse style units. A 40B development requires that 25 percent of the units be sold as affordable housing to applicable buyers.

Abutters attended the meeting, according to Zoning Board secretary Barbara Burke, and raised a variety of issues with the project including the density of the development, traffic concerns and the strain on town resources, including schools.

The Zoning Board is set to make a site visit at the end of the month and then meet again to discuss the project further. 

The project also consists of a 75,000 square foot commercial storage facility and a 900 square foot retail pad site. The housing development will have amenities including a pool and activity center on the 43-acre site located on the land currently occupied by the Rolling Green Golf Course.

Management at the Andover Country Club did not immediately return a phone call for comment in regards to the future plans of the Rolling Green Golf Course.

Development on Shattuck Road

Another developer presented a different 40B project on the same night last week to the Zoning Board of Appeals. This project consists of 288 garden-style units in 5, 4-story buildings on a 10-acre site. The board will also visit this site at the end of the month and discuss the project further. 

Brian Cunningham October 13, 2011 at 09:05 PM
Almost 600 units proposed in one week? You've got to be kidding.
Brendan Lewis October 14, 2011 at 06:55 PM
That's correct, Brian. The Zoning Board will be conducting a site visit for the Shattuck Road proposal on Sunday, Oct. 23 - http://1.usa.gov/qXwFWA
Darren McRoy May 10, 2012 at 01:42 AM
Kind of sad. I grew up playing Rolling Green. It's where the West Middle golf club would go after school. I love that little course.


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