Chapter 40B / Affordable Housing Projects / Country Club Estates

On February 24, 2020, Delphic Associates, on behalf of R & J, LLC, applied for a comprehensive permit from the Halifax Zoning Board of Appeals for a "Chapter 40B" development called Country Club Estates.

Country Club Estates

The proposed project would include 30 units in a series of duplexes and quadraplexes (a total of 10 buildings) with 8 of the units being designated as "affordable". The proposed development will be located south of Route 106/Plymouth Street and east of Country Club Drive.

Other permits such as wetlands (Conservation Commission) and septic (Board of Health) may be necessary.

The initial public hearing was to be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 7pm in the Selectmen's Meeting Room, Halifax Town Hall, 499 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA (hearing notice)

At the Zoning Board of Appeals' meeting on Wednesday, May 6, the ZBA decided to postpone the opening of the hearing on the Chapter 40B/multi-family housing application by Country Club Estates to Wednesday, June 17 at 7pm. (agenda notice with Zoom information as the ZBA cannot meet in the Great Hall)

At the Zoning Board of Appeals' meeting on Wednesday, June 17, the ZBA decided to postpone the opening of the hearing on the Chapter 40B/multi-family housing application by Country Club Estates to Wednesday, July 29 at 7pm with the hope that the State's restrictions on the sizes of gatherings will have relaxed sufficiently to allow a physical meeting to occur.

At the Zoning Board of Appeals' meeting on Wednesday, July 29, the ZBA decided to postpone the opening of the hearing on the Chapter 40B/multi-family housing application by Country Club Estates to Wednesday, September 2 at 7pm with the hope that the State's restrictions on the sizes of gatherings will have relaxed sufficiently to allow a physical meeting to occur.

Chapter 40B

Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 40B states that if less than 10% of a community's housing stock is considered to be "affordable" (that is not only being rented or sold at a certain price but that the sale or rental of these units shall be to households with incomes under a certain amount), a development can be proposed that by-passes the community's zoning by-laws. To be eligible, the developer must guarantee that at least 20% of the units to be rented or sold will be for households with certain incomes.

The Massachusetts Housing Partnerhship has published a Chapter 40B Handbook for Zoning Boards of Appeal.

The documents related to the project can be found below.

Country Club Estates Documents

 Peer Review Documents