Tuesday, May 7, 2013
It's been awhile since we've talked about it, but things are moving forward with Wayland's Habitat for Humanity project.
Habitat for Humanity is getting closer to breaking ground on its four-unit project on Stonebridge Road in Wayland It's been a long time in the making, but the Zoning Board of Appeals recently issued its approval decision for the project. The mandatory 20-day appeal period following the ZBA decision ends on May 22, according to Wayland's Building Department. After that period, the project team can pick up the decision to file with the Registry of Deeds and apply for the necessary building permits. The project will feature two duplexes -- or homes for four families -- when all is said and done. The regional Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester chapter is heading up the Wayland project with help from a local team. According to the…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
You've seen the site of the new Habitat for Humanity project, but where does the project actually stand today?
The timeline has shifted slightly and there's still quite a lot of money to raise, but Wayland's Habitat for Humanity project on Stonebridge Road is alive and well. Mary Antes is a member of the local project committee and has been involved with Wayland's Habitat for Humanity project from its early days. She explained that some unforeseen circumstances have led to a deviation from the original plan to break ground in April 2012 on a project that will eventually feature two duplexes -- or homes for four families. "We’re still in the permitting process," Antes said. "Some of that is Wayland’s deliberate process; some of it is this is the biggest project this affiliate [Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester] has ever done." In …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Stuck when it comes to what to get dad for Father's Day on June 17?
Monday, June 4, 2012
The information below is a press release: It wasn’t too difficult to figure out what to give Mom for Mother’s Day — a beautiful bouquet, a pretty scarf, a trip to the MFA. But, then comes Father’s Day. What do you do for Dad? A new tool, another shirt that he doesn’t wear, or a book he doesn’t read? The Wayland Habitat Project can solve your problem. Buy your father (and father-in-law) foundation blocks for the two duplexes that will be built on Stonebridge Road. It is big and showy, but the certificate he will receive doesn’t take up a lot of space. It appeals to his engineering/handyman instincts (the blocks fit together like Legos and you can build the whole foundation with them). He will know that he brought you up well because you …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The letter below addresses Article 22 of the 2012 Annual Town Meeting Warrant.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
To the Editor: Article 22 in the upcoming Town Meeting asks the town to appropriate CPA funds for the Habitat for Humanity project that will be built on Stonebridge Road. At the 2010 Annual Town Meeting, the town approved the transfer of 3.03 acres of land for the construction of four units of affordable housing. That vote set in motion a process that included asking for construction bids, awarding the contract to Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester, the formation of committees, and the beginning of outreach and fundraising. The budget for the construction of the two duplexes is over $700,000. A small portion of the budget will come from in-kind donations from companies that donate materials like paint, refrigerators, and …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Months of planning have already taken place.
The Wayland Habitat for Humanity team reached a milestone of sorts recently when a sign marking the Stonebridge Road site went up. For the past several months, volunteers have been working to organize and raise funds for two duplexes to be built on land appropriated for affordable housing at the 2010 Annual Town Meeting. The current fundraising project allows individuals to purchase blocks that will form the foundation of the duplexes. A block is $75 and two blocks can be purchased for $125. Each person who buys a block will have the opportunity to lay the block in the foundation and write a message to the future homeowners. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall but volunteers must raise 30 percent of the budget prior to …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
A couple of fundraisers offer opportunities to help the Wayland project.
Volunteers have been working for more than a year to bring to reality a Habitat for Humanity project in Wayland on Stonebridge Road. At Wayland's 2010 Annual Town Meeting, voters set aside the town-owned land for affordable housing. Soon after, Habitat for Humanity stepped in to develop the project, which will consist of two duplexes. The early stages of a Habitat project mostly involve fundraising and creating awareness of the project. Two current opportunities are specifically geared toward those goals: Purchase a Foundation Block -- Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) blocks are on sale and can be viewed at the Wayland Town Building and Russell's Garden Center. The blocks will be used for the foundations of the duplexes that will be built on …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Volunteers came out to an informational meeting to learn more about the Habitat for Humanity model and the project in Wayland.
Fifteen volunteers came to the Large Hearing Room at the Wayland Town Building last Thursday to hear about the next steps – and how they could help take them – in the Habitat for Humanity project planned for Wayland. Beth Rust, community housing specialist with the Town of Sudbury, is the liaison between Wayland’s still-forming local Habitat team and the regional Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester chapter, of which Wayland is a part. Rust explained that while the regional chapter of Habitat had resources to support Wayland’s project, the Habitat model is really designed to be a local, community project. “The work, mostly, is in the local project team,” Rust said, explaining that many things need to happen before construction…