Sign Our Petition Against the Milton Mews!

Fowl Meadow wetlands and forest habitat near the proposed Milton Mews project.

Fowl Meadow wetlands and forest habitat near the proposed Milton Mews project.

Please take 30 seconds to sign our online petition asking MassHousing not to finance the Milton Mews 40B development project!

Update 4/26/13

We now have over 500 signatures on our petition!

If you haven’t done so already, please share the petition via email, Facebook, Twitter and word of mouth, to help us reach 1,000 signers.

Also, remember that EACH member of a family can and should sign separately.

We have created a paper version of the petition that you can print out and mail back  to us (by May 30), if you prefer.

Watch a brief video of NepRWA Board Member Taber Keally speaking on behalf of the Neponset River Watershed Association, to protect both the Fowl Meadow and Ponkapoag Bog Area of Critical Environmental Concern and the Neponset River from the proposed Milton Mews development:

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It’s not often that we flat out oppose a development project, but this is one of those cases. The Milton Mews project is a five-story, 276-unit apartment complex proposed at 1259 Brush Hill Road. This project is being proposed under the 40B affordable housing rules, which means it would be financed by the MassHousing (a state agency) and would be exempt from most local permitting requirements.

The site where this development is proposed is highly sensitive from an environmental standpoint. It is located in the state-designated Fowl Meadow Area of Critical Environmental Concern, and is mapped as both “core” habitat and estimated habitat for endangered species by the state.

While affordable housing is an important goal, this small site is too sensitive for massive development being proposed. Thus we are asking the MassHousing NOT to finance this project.

If you agree that this is the wrong place for this development, please take 30 seconds to sign on to our online petition to MassHousing, and share it with friends and neighbors. We also have a paper version of the petition that you can print out and mail back  to us (by May 30) if you prefer. We are hoping to get at least 1,00o signers.

Read more about NepRWA’s testimony on this project before the Milton Board of Selectmen.

A few technical notes about the online petition:

  • The petition is hosted by which is a nonpartisan business (a certified B corp) that helps people run online petitions.
  • They ask for your email to validate your identity and enable us to send you occasional email updates on the project.
  • doesn’t sell your email or display it publicly, and they won’t bombard you with lots of spam (and we won’t either!).
  • offers some nice sharing tools that allow you to post a link to the petition on your Facebook wall, put a badge on your website, or share via email. Please help spread the word by using them!

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