Traffic | Residence Medfield

Traffic

As a rule, Assisted Living generates very little traffic (generally no statistical impact) as compared to other residential and commercial uses.  Few or none of our residents maintain cars, and we have at most approximately 25 associates on-site at one time during our largest shift (7 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).  Of these associates, some (such as kitchen workers) come in very early to prepare breakfast, while others come in for 9:00 a.m., and others at different times.  As such, it is a very staggered arrival and departure schedule, leading to no large traffic impacts at any given time.

Deliveries occur once or twice each week, with food coming in a box truck (not a large tractor-trailer).  Trash removal is similarly a couple of times each week.  All deliveries and truck trips can be specifically scheduled so as not to disturb our resident or our neighbors.

Fact:  LCB’s current project (including a two-family dwelling on the Tavern site) will DECREASE the average weekday traffic by 48% from what was approved for the Tavern alone.

  • Tavern proposal:  42 total vehicle trips (in and out) per hour during the a.m. peak; 37 total vehicle trips (in and out) per hour during the p.m. peak
  • LCB proposal (including two-family dwelling on Tavern site):  13 total vehicle trips (in and out) per hour during the a.m. peak; 19 total vehicle trips (in and out) per hour during the p.m. peak
    • New Proposal (including two-family dwelling) = 69% reduction in peak morning traffic from Clark Tavern project alone, and a 48% reduction in the p.m. hours.

There is a thick, 200+ foot buffer of trees and other plantings between the Peak House and the proposed assisted living community.