DARTMOUTH — After a multi-family overlay district was rejected by October Town Meeting, owners of Dartmouth Woods have come forward with new plan for a Chapter 40B affordable housing development.

Attorney Robert Feingold on behalf of twin brothers Jon and Jay Bovarnick, who own Dartmouth Woods on State Road and have had plans for a second location for luxury apartments down the street, announced the plans for a 40B development at Monday’s Select Board meeting.

At Town Meeting, the article failed with a final count of 99 to 116 despite the fact that it was unanimously recommended by the Planning Board, Select Board and Finance Committee. That article was set to require 10 percent of the units to be affordable, but now 25 percent of the units will be affordable and 10 percent will be three-bedroom.

Based on recent consultations with town officials, some parts of the plan have changed, too, Feingold said, which include access to Reed Road being gated off for emergencies only. In addition, two buildings have been eliminated, meaning the development would have fewer than 300 units.

Attorney Paul Haverty of Blatman, Bobrowski & Haverty LLC, with expertise on Chapter 40B, explained how the Select Board can go forward, one way being to endorse the project through a Local Initiative Program, or LIP, which gives the town more control.

The board decided to come back to the situation in two weeks instead of saying how it will proceed to get more information on the Chapter 40B processes.

According to Town Administrator David Cressman, if current projections are correct, this project would bring the town up to 10 percent affordable housing.

Once the town hits 10 percent, it can use the “safe harbor” against future developments, Haverty said.

Feingold said the Bovarnick twins have been accommodating to requests of town boards. When asked to modify and address certain issues, “there was no hesitation” from the brothers, he said.

The conversation went back to what happened around Town Meeting, which led to the current situation.

Chairman Frank Gracie III said at Town Meeting, some people chose to believe what they read on Facebook instead of town leaders. “That’s the part that’s most disappointing to me,” he added.

“It did denigrate down to where my reputation was being sullied, my family’s reputation was being sullied” and accused of having a financial interest in the Dartmouth Woods project, said board member Shawn McDonald.

His family’s company is North Dartmouth Properties, which manage and own properties, he said. He noted Monday that he wanted it made clear that he had no interest in the matter other than being a resident and Select Board member.

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