Turnout may have been on the lighter side due to the impending Forth of July holiday, but that still didn't dampen our excitement to introduce our updated redevelopment project at
45 E. Central Street in Natick (the former St. Patrick's Parish Property).
Stonegate hosted an Open House at the Natick Senior Center on Tuesday, June 29th and presented
our vision for the property, including plans, project summaries and a development timeline.
Also on hand was Finegold Alexander Architects, who fielded questions and discussed the
updated design improvements with Natick residents.
Representatives from the Town of Natick's Community & Economic Development Department
were also present at the Open House to express their support of the project and its
benefit to the Natick Downtown District.
We would like thank everyone who attended our Open House, and we appreciate all of your feedback!
We look forward to seeing everyone at our Open House on
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 5-8 pm
at the Community Senior Center (117 E. Central St., Natick).
[PLEASE NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE]
On Wednesday, June 9th, our contractor (General Excavating Co.) will begin removal of the debris from the St. Patrick's Development site.
We anticipate the work to continue into next week (weather permitting).
As there will be several construction vehicles entering and exiting the property, we ask that all residents of Lincoln Street please proceed with caution while walking or driving in the area.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Due to a last minute availability on the part of our vendor (Banner Services), Stonegate will be begin the demolition of the stone barn at 6 Lincoln Street at the St. Patrick's Parish property on Tuesday May, 18th beginning at 7 AM (weather permitting).
The work will be performed in 2 parts:
Part 1 (demolition) will take place on Tuesday, and
Part 2 (debris removal) will be in a few weeks as we coordinate the work
with a separate vendor.
Please be aware there will be construction vehicles entering and exiting the
property on Lincoln Street throughout the day on Tuesday, and we ask that
all residents proceed with caution while driving or walking in the area.
45 E. Central Street (the former St. Patrick Parish Property)'s redevelopment moves a step forward with the approval of Articles 1 & 2 at the October 28th Natick Town Meeting
On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Natick Town Meeting Members overwhelmingly approved Articles 1 and 2 during their Fall 2020 Town Meeting.
Article 1 rezones the front parcel of 45 East Central Street from RG
(Residential General) to DM (Downtown Mixed Use).
Article 2 authorizes the Select Board to petition the State legislature for a “site specific” liquor license at 45 East Central Street. Both Articles represent a major first step towards the redevelopment of the former St. Patrick Parish properties.
Stonegate would like to thank the Select Board for their sponsorship of both Articles, as well the Natick Planning Board, Finance Committee, Economic Development Committee, Natick Center Cultural District and Town Meeting Members for their support to help move this project forward.
We would also like to extend a special thanks to the Natick Community and Economic Development Department for their guidance and assistance.
Lastly, we would like to express our appreciation to our Natick neighbors
for their input and backing up to this point in the development process.
Photo credit: MetroWest Daily News
Article by Henry Schwan for the MetroWest Daily News (October 28, 2020)
NATICK — A proposed mixed-use development at the site of the former St. Patrick’s School is potentially closer to becoming reality after Town Meeting overwhelmingly approved two measures Tuesday night.
A 122-11 vote — with two abstentions — supported a zoning change, sponsored by the Select Board, that extends the downtown mixed-use district to include 45 East Central St., the site of the former St. Patrick’s School.
Developer Stonegate Group plans to tear down the former school and replace it with a building that includes commercial space on the ground floor and residential apartments on the upper floors. The property was zoned residential before Tuesday’s night’s vote.
The second vote, 129-5, approved a home rule petition — sponsored by the Select Board — that grants a liquor license to 45 East Central St. State lawmakers must ultimately sign off on the petition. Stonegate Group said it needed the license to entice a restaurant to lease space on the ground floor of its planned building.
The liquor license request was included in a development agreement the board signed with Stonegate Group back in February.
Julian Munnich, a Town Meeting member who sits on the Planning Board, criticized the article that called for the zoning change. Munnich referenced the development agreement the board signed with Stonegate Group, questioning whether there was sufficient public comment before it was reached.
Munnich favors an alternative zoning change for 45 East Central St. that is expected to be presented at Thursday’s virtual Town Meeting. It is sponsored by Munnich, and calls for the creation of the East Central Overlay District.
“We have ways of doing this more public, more open, to protect other people’s interest,” Munnich said.
Town officials and some neighbors said all discussions about a zoning change were held in public. Neighborhood meetings with town officials and the developer were also held.
“This has been a long and collaborative process with many stakeholders, including the abutters (that live near the proposed development),” said Select Board Chairman Jonathan Freedman.
The development includes a total of 54 residential units — 46 in the main building that replaces the St. Patrick’s School, plus eight in four two-family townhouses on properties behind the main building. There will also be an underground parking garage.
Twenty-five percent of the total units (14) will be classified as affordable housing — 11 for those who earn 80% of the area median income, which is the middle number of all incomes for a given area. Three are reserved for those that earn 30% to 50% of the AMI.
All 54 units would count toward the town’s affordable housing stock, because they are rentals.
Stonegate bought the former school, and three lots — 4 and 6 Lincoln St. and 5 Wilson St. — in 2015 for
$3.4 million from the Archdiocese of Boston. All four parcels total 1.8 acres, and will encompass the project.
Demolition has begun at 4 & 6 Lincoln Street (the former St. Patricks Parish Property).
We have determined that the concrete barn (shown in the below photo), while
still structurally sound, is too close to the neighboring property line
for us to remove it at this time.
The barn will be taken down, along with the remaining structures, at a future date.
Because there is one less structure to be removed, the demo work
will only last for one day (Wed. Sept. 30th).
As a reminder, Stonegate Group will be demolishing
the buildings located at 4 & 6 Lincoln Street
(the former St. Patrick's Parish Property) beginning
Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 am.
Our contractor will move equipment onto the property Tuesday
afternoon in anticipation of their work on Wednesday.
All equipment will be stored behind the locked gates.
Please proceed with caution while in the area as there will be construction vehicles entering and exiting Lincoln Street throughout the day
on both Wednesday & Thursday.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Demolition to begin on Wednesday, Sept. 30th at 4 & 6 Lincoln Street (the former St. Patricks Parish Property)
Stonegate Group will begin the demolition of the 2-family house,
barn and former funeral home located at
4 & 6 Lincoln Street (the former St. Patricks Parish Property)
on Wednesday, September 30th
starting at 7:00 am (weather permitting).
We anticipate the demolition work to last for approximately 2 days.
As there will be construction vehicles entering and exiting the property on Lincoln St., we ask that all residents proceed with caution
while driving or walking in the area.
UPDATE: As of yesterday, (Aug. 26, 2020), the Natick Building Department has approved our demolition permit for 4 & 6 Lincoln Street at the former St. Patrick's Parish Property.
Our contractor will be performing the demolition sometime after Labor Day. As soon as the start date for the work is confirmed, we will let everyone know.
As a reminder, we will only be tearing down the former funeral home (4 Lincoln St.) &
2-story house/barn (6 Lincoln St.) at this time.
The demolition will not include either the former school (45 E. Central St.) or the former convent (5 Wilson St.).