Plans for Affordable Housing at 0 Wellesley Street to be Discussed Tuesday

Rendering of Habitat for Humanity homes

While it seems former President Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter have no current plans to move to Weston, one of their long-time loves may be coming for a visit and to help develop affordable housing in the town. Per information on the Weston web page, Habitat Greater Boston was selected by the Affordable Housing Trust to develop 0 Wellesley Street (corner of Route 20 and Wellesley Street) for the construction of six affordable homeownership units in three buildings. These units will be permitted under the Local Initiative Program (LIP) of Chapter 40 B. 

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston has invited Weston residents to attend its next community outreach meeting on Tuesday September 28 at 7 pm (by zoom), as a next step in the development of its site and architectural designs for the homeownership opportunity project.

Buyer qualifications can be seen on the web page but are demonstrated in the following graphic. Note the “sweat equity” that is required of 250-300 hours. One of the wonderful things about Habitat is how there is buy-in from the future homeowners, the community and other volunteers.

According to Weston’s write-up, “the site and building plans show a pleasing layout with appropriate street and abutter screenings and architectural designs that pay homage to the local neighborhood character – all of which will be shared at this meeting.” The Owl went over to the very rich webpage showing the designs and would have to agree that the buildings and trees (!) definitely seem to fit in with the general Weston ambience. Trees please.

The meeting will include a question and answer session following the design presentation. Please register for Tuesday’s online meeting here. For more information, send an email to


About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Boston: We are a Massachusetts charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to building simple low-cost homes by forming partnerships with low-income families in need of decent and affordable housing. We believe homeownership is a vital step to help families break the cycle of poverty and contributes to pride in families and communities.

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