The Shoppes at Maynard Crossing will be developed on approximately 58 acres of land just south of the Route 27 and Route 117 intersection in Maynard, MA. The project is accessible to Route 128 & Interstate 495 via Route 117 and Route 2 via Route 27. The project site is approximately 2.5 miles south of the commuter rail stop in Acton.
The site was formerly the home of Digital Equipment Corporation as its corporate facility and totaled over 550,000 SF comprised in three buildings at this location. The site currently exists as cleared, vacant land and one single story 50,000 SF commercial building which will be incorporated into a portion of the redevelopment. All other buildings were demolished because they were functionally obsolete and served no useful purpose in the current proposed redevelopment of the site.
The Shoppes at Maynard Crossing Project will, when completed, consist of over 628,000 SF of buildings and will transform an underutilized commercial/industrial park into a vibrant, mixed- use neighborhood, consisting of approximately 237,000 SF of supermarket and retail space, 227,000 SF of multi-family residential apartment buildings, a 113,000 SF senior independent living building and 50,000 SF of commercial and health club space designed to serve the residents of Maynard and the surrounding towns of Concord, Sudbury, Acton & Stow.
When completed the Project is anticipated to include a first class grocery store anchor, a mix of retail, restaurants, bank, fitness facilities and other commercial uses, as well as up to 175 multi-family residential units. Additionally, a Hawthorn Senior Independent Living Community will be included to help meet the Town’s existing housing needs. As a result the site will be transformed from an underutilized and vacant eyesore into an economic engine spurring new job growth, much needed amenities and services for existing businesses in the area as well as new tax revenue for the town of Maynard.
By creating a multi function mix of uses, the Project will decrease auto dependency by providing pedestrian access from the residential units to the shops and to the adjoining Maynard Public Schools. Improved pathways and sidewalks will encourage pedestrian, rather than vehicular traffic between destinations within the project. There will also be several common gathering areas within the project as well as substantial upgrades on roadways surrounding the project to ensure quick access into and out of the project.
In addition, the Project will advance equity by creating affordable housing units within the residential portion of the Project that will be available to the community. This inclusion will not only provide local residents with opportunities for affordable housing, it will generate employment opportunities, provide access to landscaped public amenity areas within the Project and allow for the use of a variety of low impact transportation options such as bicycles and walking.
Opportunities to Get Involved
Attend the Community Open House sponsored by the Maynard Board of Selectmen:
Monday, December 21 at 7 p.m.
Location: Maynard High School Auditorium
(1 Tiger Drive)
Join us for a “Meet and Greet” with the development team:
December 28-30th and January 4-9th
Weekdays from 3-7 p.m.
Weekends from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Or by appointment by calling 508-768-7972
Location: Temporary Trailers at the 129 Parker Street site
Attend the Special Town Meeting to support amending the existing Neighborhood Business Overlay District zoning regulations for the 129 Parker Street site
Monday, January 11, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Location: Fowler School Auditorium
(3 Tiger Drive)
Image above shows the proposed area where the 50 foot building height limit would be allowed on the 129 Parker Street property.
The “Location of Intersection Improvements” diagram shows (the yellow circles) the intersections that Capital Group Properties will be making improvements to as per the project Development Agreement. The map also shows (the orange circles) improvements for which Capital Group Properties will be giving the Town the funds, so that the Town can make the improvements to the intersections per the Development Agreement