Important Documents:

  • Residents’ request to extend hearings to vet developers’ new revised 180 unit proposal
  • McDonald Morrisey Comment Letter on Developers’ 8/3/2021 Hydrology Report
  • Student Housing at the Weston Whopper
  • New architectural massing review shows size of Whopper in context of neighboring buildings
  • Flooding Prediction for Weston: The Charles River Flood Model is Live
  • Duxbury Clipper: Farm Fight Ignites
  • The developer’s 40B “Comprehensive Permit” materials.
  • Review the entire history and timeline of the Weston Whopper HERE.
  • Read the NEF Lender Letter of Interest HERE.
  • New engineering report concludes that the developers’ inputs to their model are incorrect and that their model severely understates the height of the groundwater mounding that will occur as a result of adding this large amount of wastewater to the ground. 
  • A new memo from an independent peer reviewer for the Weston Conservation Commission concludes the stormwater system design is deficient and does not comply with state and local standards.
  • CLICK the PDF to review a comprehensive list of legal and technical issues related to this project prepared by hydrologist Scott Horsley and engineer John Chessia.
  • CLICK the PDF to review a second opinion regarding the legal and technical issues presented by this project prepared by attorney Luke Lugere.
  • New independent peer review finds significant problems with the developers’ plan. Click on the PDF icon to see a copy:
  • A new report from CCS finds significant violations of MassDEP regulations in the developers’ plan, which will require a redesign. Click on the PDF icon to see a copy:
  • New report on the environmental damage the Whopper would create — from nationally-known hydrology expert Scott Horsley. This report describes damage to adjacent wetlands, Bogle Brook and Nonesuch Pond. Click on the PDF icon to see a copy: 
  • Two letters sent to the Weston Conservation Commission on 27 July — emphasizing that the planned hearing is definitely premature and not required by code — a clear end-run by Buchman and the big Texas developer. Click on the PDF icon to see the letters from Preserve Weston and our attorney. 
  • Important update: Big Texas developer and Jonathan Buchman plan an end-run to the Weston Conservation Commission. PLEASE send a letter ASAP! Click on the PDF icon for more info and a copy of the letter from our attorney. 
  • The best guide to the 40B process. One caveat: it was written by MassHousing which supports ‘affordable’ housing, so this guide focuses on the approval process, not how to oppose a developer with an egregious plan that exploits the 40B law for pure profit. Click here to download a PDF copy.
  • 40B Public Hearing timeline and milestones. Click here to download a PDF copy. 40B hearings are governed by a strict schedule designed to ‘streamline’ the approval process — which works in favor of developers.
  • Lise Revers’ 14 April letter to the Weston Conservation Commission highlighting key problems with the developer’s Whopper plan. Click here to download a PDF copy.
  • Our review of Bogle Brook proves that it is a ‘perennial stream’ that requires protection under the MA Wetlands Protection Act. The Whopper would be next to Bogle Brook and the huge flow of contaminated wastewater plus stormwater runoff would pollute Bogle Brook — which flows through Weston High School, the Wellington Farm Historic District, into Nonesuch Pond. Click here to download a PDF copy.