Homes planned for former Melone quarry in Concord draw concerns about wetlands (Wicked Local)
Updated: Nov 18, 2022
Christen Kelly, September 1, 2022
Sudbury town officials were thrilled last year when they finalized a deal to sell the former Melone gravel mine for redevelopment into much-needed housing, in exchange for 40 acres of land in the town's center.
Now Quarry North LLC is looking to expand the development onto the Concord side of the property. In June, the developer submitted plans to build four single-family homes and one duplex on the 16-acre lot, half of which has already been mined and stripped of vegetation.
Part of the development falls within the 100-foot buffer zone for those wetlands. That proximity is causing concerns for the White Pond Advisory Committee and the Friends of White Pond, two groups who advocate for the pond's preservation. The wetlands neighboring Rookery Lane feed into White Pond to the north of the project.
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