Drawing of proposed mixed-use, 80 Winter St. / Choo & Co.Drawing of proposed mixed-use project at 80 Broadway. / Choo & Co.

UPDATED Nov. 15: The Arlington Redevelopment Board on Monday, Nov. 7, began considering the plan for a five-story, mixed-use development at 80 Broadway, long the site of Menotomy Wine & Liquor.

Proposed are nine apartments, one affordable, and a rooftop solar array on the 6,770-square-foot site; 1,500 square feet of commercial space are planned for commercial space on the first and second floors.

Discussion included questions about parking and shadows affecting neighbors. Two neighbors express concern about shadows, and a third person had questions about them.

Chris Loreti, a former member of the Redevelopment Board, said the lot is small and the proposed use is inappropriate. He disagrees with town counsel's opinion about the scope of the board's authority, saying the applicants should have gone to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a variance. Read his comments and those of others here >> Read counsel's memo here >>

Chair Rachel Zsembery is keeping a list of request from the board.

A motion to continue the hearing to Dec. 19 passed, 5-0.

Read a detailed summary by Steve Revilak, a board member who provides meeting notes as a public service >>  

Watch the Nov. 7 meeting on ACMi:

Oct. 28, 2022: Redevelopment Board discusses potential zoning articles


This news summary was published Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, based on a meeting summary provided by board member Steve Revilak. It was updated Nov. 15, to correct the headline and copy to 80 Broadway, not Winter, and to change the ACMi video to the correct board.