Wayland Town Center - Wayland, MA
KGI Properties & The Congress Group
Master Plan, Mixed-use Overlay District [MUOD] & Design Guidelines
This new town center for Wayland involved an extensive entitlements process that included the crafting of a new Mixed-Use Overlay District with associated design guidelines and development regulations. The overlay regulation opened the door for a 375,000 sf mixed-use project in the heart of an historic New England community that saw the opportunity to get rid of the large office complex that resided on a 55-acre former Raytheon R & D site.
A very specific approvals process was outlined that required preliminary Concept Plan approval followed by a Master Special Permit approval and site plan approvals as each phase of the development took shape. Adherence to the intent of the original Concept Plan was critical.
The resulting mixed-use development master plan, anchored by a new Stop & Shop and BSC, provided an appropriately-scaled public realm complete with active streetscapes, a new town “green” and a trail network linking to the nearby Sudbury River. Aggregate size limits for commercial development, as well as the number of residential units permitted, were spelled out in detail in the regulation. Specific design requirements for parking, loading, landscaping and signage, to name a few, were also carefully integrated.
Ten years after the adoption of the zoning, the phased development of the Town Center project is still being undertaken.