Second 40B development proposed for Red Brook Road

Feb 27, 2021

Twenty new condos are planned for land abutting Red Brook Road and Cranberry Highway in a new 40B development called Settler’s Glen proposed by the cryptically-named developer TGCI EMNACA, LLC. 

Across the way from the proposed location of Settler’s Glen is Woodland Cove, a 150-unit apartment complex approved for the current site of the Starlight Motel at 3102 Cranberry Highway. 

Settler’s Glen would include five income-restricted units. 

The development could help the town reach the ten percent affordable housing threshold. As long as Wareham’s housing stock is made up of less than ten percent affordable units, it has little recourse to prevent developers building under Chapter 40B rules, which allow them to bypass some local zoning and planning bylaws.

The site stretches between the two roads and is behind the 7/11 and Gold World. 

The development would be composed of 10 duplexes, to be built in a Cape Cod-style along a single cul-de-sac with sidewalks and off-street parking.

Half the units would have two bedrooms, while the other half would have three. All condos would include a two-car garage, a washer and dryer, and two and a half bathrooms.

The development would not be age-restricted.

Five of the condos (four two-bedroom units and one three-bed unit) would be income-restricted to those earning 80 percent or less of the area median income. The income-restricted units would be priced at $271,500 for a two-bedroom and $301,700 for the three-bedroom unit.

Market rate units will likely sell for between $399,000 and $429,000. 

Condo fees will pay for maintenance of the neighborhood, including landscaping, snow plowing, and repairs to things like sprinklers and gutters.

The development is designed to meet the town’s stretch energy code, with low-flow toilets and high-efficiency heating systems, among other eco-friendly measures. 

The site does not include wetlands, and is not in a FEMA Flood Zone. 

The project is the second 40B development proposed for Red Brook Road. 

The Zoning Board of Appeals will discuss the Settler’s Glen proposal at a meeting on Wednesday, March 10, at which the public will have the opportunity to comment on the proposal.