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Why Residents Don't Want Senior Housing in Westwood

Note: The opinions expressed in this article are my own and do not reflect the opinion of any town board on which I serve. The planning board held an informative discussion of senior residential development (SRD) on September 30, 2014 (recorded by WestCAT, viewable online here). The first 45 minutes features a discussion of why some recent developments have prompted significant opposition from residents. Planning Board member Steve Rafsky repeatedly pressed residents to explain their overall concerns and to avoid the specifics of developments such as the Harlequin Stables project at 215 High Street. Senior Residential Development is authorized in any residentially-zoned part of Westwood but subject to special permitting requirements spelled out in Section 8.4 of the Zoning Bylaw and governed by these rules. ...
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Kim Tan is the editor of the Globe South regional print edition and this Westwood site.