Mugar site, Google EarthMugar: Most of it is the triangular tract west of Thorndike Field. / Google Earth

UPDATED Dec. 13: The town's Conservation Commission, which oversees laws affecting Arlington’s wetlands and conservation lands, had planned to meet Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., via Zoom, but that meeting has been postponed to Jan. 18.

The Concom announced late on December 12 that Arlington Land Realty has asked for a continuance to that date, because the peer-review reports have not been completed. Hydrologist Scott Horsely's presentation will also be moved to the January date, assuming the commission votes to approve the continuance, and assuming the reports will be available in time for review before the January meeting.

The meetng is to continue the public hearing for the proposed Thorndike Place 40B development project on the Mugar property. The project has faced opposition from some town residents, including members of the Arlington Select Board, because of concerns about flooding and other environmental issues.

Arlington Land Trust, a town nonprofit that protects open space, brought Horsley on board to review documents relating to stormwater management. Horsley is set to present his findings Thursday evening.

Registration for this Zoom meeting will be updated.

The Conservation Commission is in charge of issing permits for projects thar follow state and local wetland regulations.

Included in Thursday's meeting is an Arlington Resevoir request for permit amendment and a working session for a Mentomy Rocks Park playground and picnic area. 

The meeting's full agenda can be viewed here >>


 Dec. 5, 2023: Conservation Commission selects peer reviewers for Thorndike Place housing development


This agenda was published Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, based on information from the town website and YourArlington's files. Brynn O'Connor, assistant to the editor, prepared the copy for publication. It was updated Dec. 13.