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UPDATED Aug. 20: Arlington's Zoning Board of Appeals met online at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, to continue the ongoing hearing on the proposed development at 10 Sunnyside Ave.

The following was to be held Tuesday, Aug. 15. Those interested in attending needed to register in advance for the meeting at this Zoom link >> The public may see the agenda here >>

The location at issue is that of the proposed Housing Corporation of Arlington (HCA) project in East Arlington. HCA, a private nonprofit organization based in East Arlington, acquires, develops, improves, manages and leases affordable housing in and around Arlington, according to its website.


Docket # 3747: 10 Sunnyside Ave.

Drawing of proposed housing at 10 Sunnyside Ave.

Background to this issue: The Housing Corporation of Arlington, a private nonprofit organization reported April 29 that it had bought a piece of land at 10 Sunnyside Ave. last fall. The HCA is asking the town to approve the zoning needed to build affordable housing there.

Residents may learn more on the HCA website.

HCA is proposing 43 new affordable apartments with a community room and outdoor deck. However, even if it approved to be constructed, this building won't be completed and ready for occupancy until at least 2026.

A note: Tenants for these new apartments are to be selected using a lottery in late 2025 or early 2026. HCA says that current tenants may apply but that HCA and Peabody staff  have no ability to select tenants nor promise existing tenants a place in the new building.

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This news announcement was published Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, based on information from the town website and the Housing Corporation of Arlington. It was updated on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023, and again Monday, Aug. 14, 2023.