Project Facts | Residence Medfield

Project Facts

  • LCB controls 13.7 acres, and now also the .adjacent 1-acre Clark Tavern property (total of 14.7 acres).
  • LCB proposes to build an Assisted Living community on the 13.7 acres, and to commit to maintaining the Clark Tavern building in its existing residential use (the Tavern property will not be developed as part of the assisted living property, and will remain separate and preserved).
  • This assisted living project will serve area seniors who are independent, but want the security of staff and services on-site.  Assisted living typically includes:
    • Private individual units.
    • Three meals per day provided in a restaurant setting.
    • Assistance with the activities of daily living as desired (dressing, bathing, etc.).
    • Full activities programming including trips to shopping, church & other locations.
    • The typical resident is a woman in her mid-80’s.
  • Medfield currently has no Assisted Living housing stock.
  • Development Facts
    • 74,000 s/f Assisted Living Community.
      • 78 studio, one-and two-bedroom units.
      • 2.5 story building (~41 feet including screened rooftop equipment, which is about 5 feet taller than the average 2-story home)
      • 51 parking spaces
    • Tavern to be restricted to existing two-family residential use.
    • ~2.7 acres of the site (total, both parcels) to be impacted (building, parking, walkways, patios or landscaping).  12 acres (81% of the total land) left in its natural undisturbed state, some of which is under conservation restrictions.
  • Project Benefits
    • Creation of Medfield’s only Assisted Living housing infrastructure.
    • Tax-positive with little impact on Town services.
    • Quiet, unobtrusive use.
    • Creation of 75 full- and part-time jobs.
      • $1.3m in annual salary to local economy.
    • $1.8m in annual goods and services purchases.
    • $10,000 in food donations to Medfield Food Cupboard.
    • Internship program for area students.
    • Elimination of high-traffic, contentious Tavern project that neighbors have been fighting in court for two years.

81% of the land controlled by LCB will remain permanently untouched open space (12 acres out of 14.7).