Sawmill Brook

Lenox, MA

Sawmill Brook is an excellent site for housing, midway between the town center and the schools, on public transportation, with town water and sewer.

The Town of Lenox issued a request for proposals in November 2018 to potential developers for the site. In March, the Lenox Sawmill Selection Committee selected the proposal that the CDCSB submitted in partnership with Berkshire Housing. You can download that proposal by clicking here. To move forward, the proposal required a two-thirds supermajority vote at Lenox Town Meeting approving the conditional donation of the Sawmill Brook property to the CDCSB. Unfortunately, that vote failed on May 2, 2019. The CDCSB is currently working with the town to determine possible next steps for Sawmill Brook.

CDC Role

C0-Developer

Unit Profile

41 units of affordable housing and 9 units of market-rate housing on six acres of a 20 acre site
5 acres will be developed and 15 acres will be permanently conserved open space.

Development Cost

$17 million

 

 

Architect

Contractor

To be determined

Status

Conceptual planning

Sawmill Brook

Lenox, MA

Sawmill Brook is an excellent site for housing, midway between the town center and the schools, on public transportation, with town water and sewer.

The Town of Lenox issued a request for proposals in November 2018 to potential developers for the site. In March, the Lenox Sawmill Selection Committee selected the proposal that the CDCSB submitted in partnership with Berkshire Housing. You can download that proposal by clicking here. To move forward, the proposal required a two-thirds supermajority vote at Lenox Town Meeting approving the conditional donation of the Sawmill Brook property to the CDCSB. Unfortunately, that vote failed on May 2, 2019. The CDCSB is currently working with the town to determine possible next steps for Sawmill Brook.

CDC Role

Co-Developer

Unit Profile

41 units of affordable housing and 9 units of market-rate housing on six acres of a 20 acre site14 acres of land: 5 acres will be developed and 15 acres will be permanently conserved open space.

Development Cost

$17 million

Architect

Elton and Hampton Architects, Boston

Contractor

To be determined

Status

Conceptual planning