Inside Arlington

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Real Estate

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, April 09, 2024

    The board granted a continuance for the 165 Franklin Street project to allow the applicants to revise their proposal and address community concerns regarding the project’s harmony with the neighborhood, particularly its height and size. Continue reading

  • Redevelopment Board, April 08, 2024

    The Arlington Redevelopment Board unanimously approved the installation of a dormer and exit gate at 64 Brooks Avenue. Additionally, progress was made on the Arlington Heights Business District. Continue reading

  • Redevelopment Board, April 01, 2024

    The board unanimously approved changes to the Redevelopment Board Rules and Regulations, particularly Rules 18 and 20, concerning photographic submissions and special site conditions, and prepared their report for the 2024 Annual Town Meeting with amendments and terminology clarifications. Continue reading

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, March 26, 2024

    The Zoning Board of Appeals reviewed and recommended several zoning bylaw changes, including modifications to “attached” and “detached” building definitions and reduced height buffers between properties in different zoning districts. Continue reading

  • Redevelopment Board, March 18, 2024

    The board discussed upcoming amendments to several zoning bylaws, agreeing unanimously to clarify building definitions (Article 25) and voting 3 to 2 to require trees be planted to minimize heat islands in larger parking lots (Article 30). Continue reading

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, March 12, 2024

    The Zoning Board of Appeals had a detailed discussion on 165 Franklin Street concerning the size and impact of a proposed addition, ultimately deciding to continue the hearing on April 9, 2024, to explore less imposing design solutions. Continue reading

  • Redevelopment Board, March 04, 2024

    The meeting discussed proposals to create shaded parking lots to enhance environmental conditions and to allow two- and three-family dwellings by right across Arlington Continue reading

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, February 27, 2024

    The Arlington Zoning Board of Appeals granted a special permit for a large addition at 71 Edgerton Road after finding it compliant with usable open space requirements and not detrimental to the neighborhood. Additionally, a two-driveway special permit was approved for 51 Birch Street with conditions to ensure compliance with town bylaws and to preserve an ash tree while managing stormwater effectively. Continue reading

  • Redevelopment Board, February 26, 2024

    During the meeting, the ARB supported the deletion of the inland wetland overlay district after clarification that stronger protections are in place, and deliberated on a zoning bylaw for a reduced height buffer with discussions to be continued in future meetings. Continue reading

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, February 13, 2024

    The board approved modifications to the proposed deck at 49 Dickson Avenue and the appeal for the property at 186 Overlook Road, ensuring compliance with bylaws. Continue reading


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