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.
Special Town Meeting
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
7pm in the Fowler School Auditorium
*The deadline to register to vote and participate is September 23rd at 8pm.