Weymouth approves new zoning for SouthField

The Weymouth Town Council has unanimously approved new zoning for SouthField that its developer says is essential to attracting businesses to the former Navy air base. The base closed almost 20 years ago, and various efforts to develop the property have failed in the past. “I cannot emphasize enough how important this [zoning] change is,” […]

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SouthField parkway extension design nearing completion, work could start next spring

WEYMOUTH – SouthField is poised to clear another hurdle that has been impeding the massive redevelopment project for years. The state Department of Transportation is finalizing design plans for a Delahunt Parkway extension that supporters of the project say is crucial to drawing in long-awaited commercial development. The half-mile extension will run from the end […]

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Southfield clears zoning hurdle, creating ‘legendary’ opportunity for the South Shore

The 11-member Weymouth Town Council on Monday evening voted unanimously to approve proposed changes to the zoning and land uses for the former Southfield Naval Air Station, clearing the way for an expansive mixed-use development to move forward. The approval enables LStar Management, the master developer of Southfield, to proceed with 1,000 units of age-restricted […]

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Town council’s SouthField vote called ‘new day for Weymouth’

SouthField could have a 10,000 seat stadium, a bio-tech firm, an office complex and a variety of shops, bars, and restaurants when the site is fully redeveloped in 16 years under a zoning amendment approved by town council on Monday. Councilors unanimously approved the zoning amendment, which allows SouthField developer L Star Management to have […]

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SouthField parkway extension design nearing completion, work could start next spring

WEYMOUTH – SouthField is poised to clear another hurdle that has been impeding the massive redevelopment project for years. The state Department of Transportation is finalizing design plans for a Delahunt Parkway extension that supporters of the project say is crucial to drawing in long-awaited commercial development. The half-mile extension will run from the end […]

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Weymouth councilors voice continued support for SouthField zoning change

WEYMOUTH – Town councilors said Monday that they still think proposed zoning changes for the SouthField project would pay off despite questions raised in a new report about when new revenue would start flowing. Several councilors said they think zoning for larger, denser development would boost revenue for the town despite an independent review of […]

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Weymouth Planning Board backs SouthField zoning change

WEYMOUTH – A proposed zoning change that could lead to more housing and commercial development at SouthField cleared its first hurdle Tuesday. The planning board voted unanimously after a brief discussion to recommend that the council approve the changes, which would allow for 1,000 more housing units and up to 3 million square feet of […]

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THE LIST: 6 of the South Shore’s best fall foliage spots

If you’re looking for the South Shore’s most scenic spots to view fall foliage, we’ve got you covered at Wicked Local. Check out our list of six top spots to view the autumn colors in your own backyard and find out you don’t have to travel to the White Mountains to get fall’s full feel. […]

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Weymouth council awaiting reports on Southfield changes

The council is awaiting a planning board recommendation and the results of an independent financial review before deciding on proposed zoning changes for the SouthField development. WEYMOUTH – The planning board is scheduled to meet on Oct. 27 to consider a package of proposed zoning changes for the SouthField development. Town Council President Patrick O’Connor […]

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Proposed SouthField zoning change gets praise, questions remain

WEYMOUTH – A plan to allow more housing and commercial development at SouthField received support from residents and business groups Tuesday night, though some still had questions about the proposal. Several speakers said master developer LStar Management’s proposal for zoning changes to allow an additional 1,000 homes for buyers 55 and older and 1 million […]

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