489 Worcester

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489 Worcester Street

Project location

489 Worcester St

Project phase

Community review

Site Components

Providing new HOUSING OPTION and HOUSING DIVERSITY to Wellesley

489 Worcester consists of 36 market rate units and 9 affordable units with 2 existing single family homes on approximately 3.74 acres of land on Route 9 and Cliff Road

Concessions Made to Neighborhood

- Reorienting the proposed Manor building with direct access from a primary driveway on Route 9 and a secondary driveway on Cliff Road to maximize traffic flow efficiency

- Preserving two existing homes at 4 Cliff Road & 14 Cliff Road to maintain neighborhood character

- Reducing the overall project density to from 69 units to 45 units in the Manor building to reduce traffic impact to Cliff Road and Route 9

- Increasing the Affordable units from 10% to 25% of Market Rate units (20% of overall units)

- Incorporating and continue to explore sustainable and environmental elements to the building and landscaping

- Increasing the setback of the proposed Manor building to 170 feet from Cliff Road

- Increasing the landscape buffer around the property and along Cliff Road and Route 9 frontages

- Removing the 2 proposed townhomes on either side of 4 Cliff Road

- Preserving majority of the existing grove of trees between 4 Cliff Road and 14 Cliff Road

- Preserving a 25-foot wetland buffer with conservation easement

- Eliminating any ledge removal by blasting within the 100-foot wetland buffer

Site Components
Cliff Rd View

Historic Preservation

489 Worcester will preserve existing 4 and 14 Cliff Road and landscaping on Cliff Road as buffer to the neighborhood.



489 Worcester is conveniently located on the Cross Town Trail, a short walk to the Wellesley Hills Station and shops along Washington Street.

Cliff Manor

Affordable Housing

489 Worcester will add 9 units of much needed affordable housing in Wellesley for families making 80% Area Medium Income (AMI).

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