LAA has performed various site capacity analysis, design concepts and
tentative development costs for the Stow Municipal Affordable Housing Trust
(SMAHT). LAA created a design concept for the development of 4 new affordable housing
units on a +/- 8 acre parcel in the center of town. The development was proposed where a
prior residential structure was located, while the remainder of the site, including a pond,
would be designated as open space with a network of trails for public use.
Currently SMAHT is considering developing 6-8 housing units on a parcel surrounded
by open space and small singles family homes. This parcel had a horse riding stable,
a barn and cottage. LAA prepared initial design concepts and development scenarios,
so SMAHT could secure funding and community support for acquiring the parcel.
LAA procured pre-engineering services and demolition of the barn to set the path
for further pre-development work.
Leonardi Aray Architects has been providing consulting services to
various Municipal Affordable Housing Trusts in Massachusetts. In Westport,
Leonardi was instrumental to the local Trust in the implementation of this
project since the issuance of the RFP to select the developer. He helped the
Trust secure CPA funds, engaged community members, elected officials and other
stakeholders to ensure the success of the development. Some of the challenges
included gaining approval for three special permits from the Planning Board,
and securing a vote from Town Meeting to transfer the land from the Board of
Selectmen to the Trust.
Noquochoke Village is located in the Town of Westport,
approximately 2 miles southwest from the intersection of
Route 6 and Route I-177. The property provides quick access
to Horseneck Beach, and Westport Central Village is less
than 10 minutes away.
LAA assisted Sudbury Housing Trust in the
preparation of the Request for
Proposals for the development
of three new affordable
housing units for
homeownership. LAA reviewed
drawings, specifications and
LAA also worked with the Trust
and developer to complete
revisions to the 40B
Comprehensive Permit to
construct these highly energy
efficient new housing units. LAA
was the Trust's representative