The Melone property is a 46.6 acre parcel located on Route 117, North Road, 16.4 acres of which are located in the Town of Concord. The Town purchased this property in 1992 and operated a gravel operation on the parcel throughout the 1990s. Estimates from the Department of Public Works indicate that nearly all the gravel has been removed from the parcel.
A Request for Proposals (RFP) for disposition of the land was issued in March 2018. The proposals received in response to the RFP were evaluated by the Board of Selectmen, and the Quarry North proposal was ranked as the most advantageous for the Town. Quarry North proposed a housing development which would replace the proposed Sudbury Station development. The proposal also provides the Town with the Sudbury Station land in Town Center, in addition to $1 million and other mitigation funds, which are under negotiation with the developer. A vote of Town Meeting approved the disposition of the Melone property to Quarry North.
On May 7, 2019, Town Meeting approved the 40R Smart Growth Overlay District at Quarry North. It is now pending review by the Attorney General.
On February 28, 2019, the Board of Selectmen signed a Land Disposition Development Agreement with Quarry North.
A Town Meeting, which included the Melone Disposition, was held on December 11, 2018.
A Town Forum on the Melone Disposition was held on November 27, 2018.
A Glossary of Terms & Acronyms has been developed to help navigate some of the technical language pertaining to the Melone disposition.
Town Meeting & Town Forum
Town Meeting Vote Results and Information (December 11, 2018)
Town Forum Presentation by Town Manager (November 27, 2018)
Zoning Amendments & Map for December 2018 Special Town Meeting (November 16, 2018)
November 27, 2018 Town Forum (October 30, 2018)
December 11, 2018 Town Meeting (October 10, 2018)
Quarry North Term Sheet (November 27, 2018)
Term Sheet Synopsis (November 27, 2018)
Maps & Plans
Existing Conditions Map (November 20, 2018)
UPDATED: Master Development Plan Map (November 26, 2018)
UPDATED: Site Plan Rendering with Smart Growth Overlay (November 30, 2018)
Studies – School Capacity
Elementary Schools Space Utilization Study by TBA Architects (November 16, 2018)
Studies – Traffic
Traffic Signal Evaluation (November 21, 2018)
Traffic Impact Study Peer Review by Howard Stein Hudson (November 21, 2018)
Traffic Mitigation Recommendations by McMahon Associates (October 19, 2018)
Traffic Impact Study (TIS) by McMahon Associates (October 9, 2018)
TIS Appendix by McMahon Associates (October 9, 2018)
Press Releases & Information
Glossary of Terms & Acronyms: Melone Disposition (November 26, 2018)
Town of Concord Letter: Quarry North Comprehensive Permit (November 19, 2018)
Melone and the Preservation of Town Center Letter to Editor (November 19, 2018)
October Town Meeting Info Sheet: ARTICLE 1 – MELONE (September 27, 2018)
Appraisal Report for Melone Property (September 24, 2018)
FAQ: Melone Redevelopment – Quarry North (September 21, 2018)
Request for Proposals (RFP)
Responses and Presentations
Reports & Studies