Modified Perkins Landing 40B Notice

Modified Housing Application for 57 Perkins Row

Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency Letter of Project Eligiblity/Site Approval dated 10/9/19 (click here).  The Board of Selectmen, Zoning Board of Appeals, Representative Hill and Senator Lovely were among those included to recieve a copy.  

Perkins Landing 40B Project has submitted a Modification of Project Eligibility Application to Massachusetts Housing Authority and the Town of Topsfield.  MassHousing has approved a 30-day period in which the Town can gather comments and send to the state. 

Application:  (click here)  

The Town resonded to the Massachusetts Housing and Finance Agency:  Board of Selectmen Letter (click here), Planning Board Response (click here), Department Head Comments (click here), Mass Audubon and Ispwich River Watershed Association Comments (click here), Citizen Comments (click here), Senator Lovely & Representative Hill letter (click here).  The previous Response was added, it is below.  

As before, residents can submit comments to [email protected], Donna Rich will be collecting them for the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board.  

On October 4, 2018, the Town received notice from the Massachusetts Housing Authority regarding a "40B" application proposed for "Perkins Landing" at 57 Perkins Row. 

       Application:  Part 1 (click here), Part 2 (click here), Part 3 (click here)

The Town has 30 days to respond to the State with any comments.  Currently, Town Departments, Boards/Committees and residents may review the Application and submit letters to the Town for consideration by the State as they review the proposed development.  The Town has received an extension until November 20th to submit comments.  

The Town responded to Massachusetts Housing Authority: Board of Selectmen Letter (click here), Planning Board Response (click here), Appendix A: Department Comments (click here), Appendix B: Medfield Documents (click here), Appendix C: can be found below, (Mass Audubon, Ipswich River Watershed Assoication and Citizen Comments through week of November 5th). 

        Letters of Comment:    Ipswich River Watershed Association (click here), Mass Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary (click here)

         Residents: Received the Week of Oct. 1, 2018 (click here), Received the Week of Oct. 8, 2018 (click here), Received the Week of Oct. 15, 2018, revised (click here), Received the Week of Oct. 22, 2018 (click here), Received the Week of Oct. 29, 2018 (click here), Received Week of Nov. 5, 2018 (click here)                                   

After the Town submits a letter of response and all written comments to the State, MassHousing will determine whether or not to issue a "Letter of Eligibility."  If so, the Applicant will be required to prepare a fully developed set of plans and submit a comprehensive permit application to the Topsfield Zoning Board of Appeals.   

Residents may forward written comments to the Planning Board and Board of Selectmen, c/o Donna Rich, Town Hall, 8 West Common Street, Topsfield, MA 01983 or via email at [email protected]