Most meetings in Truro are remote. Go to truro-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch. The agenda includes instructions on how to join.
Thursday, Sept. 1
- Climate Action Committee, 10:30 a.m.
- School Committee, 5:15 p.m., Truro Central School
Tuesday, Sept 6
- State Primary Election, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Town Hall
- Board of Health, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 7
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 8
- Housing Authority, 4:15 p.m.
A Gift for the Cloverleaf
The Truro Affordable Housing Trust designated $800,000 for the construction of the Cloverleaf housing development on Aug. 23.
That leaves $500,000 in the housing trust account. It is the largest donation that the housing trust has ever made, said Kevin Grunwald, chair of the Truro Housing Authority.
“We looked at the importance of the Cloverleaf to this community,” said Grunwald. “Between this request and other funds dispersed to the developer, the town will have given $23,000 per unit to the Cloverleaf. I think that is an amazing bargain.”
The Cloverleaf will include 39 units of mixed-income housing and will be constructed on town land at 22 Highland Road.
Twenty-five of the units will be reserved for tenants earning up to 60 percent of area median income; eight will be reserved for those earning up to 100 percent of area median income; and the rest will be market rate, said Ted Malone, the developer and president of Community Housing Resource Inc.
Following 15 months of review by the zoning board and an unsuccessful lawsuit brought by property owners and a neighbor on Highland Road, construction of the Cloverleaf is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2023. The first residents are expected to move in by December 2024, Malone said.
This timetable depends on whether Malone can get funding from the state Dept. of Housing and Community Development in the next funding cycle, something he will know by this December.
During the years that the Cloverleaf plan was being contested, construction prices inflated from $12 million to $19 million, Malone said. But on the plus side, he said, grants will allow for the property to have high energy efficiency and solar panels.
Seventy percent of the rental units will be reserved for Truro residents in the first application round. After the developers go through the first list, anyone can apply, Malone said, including those from other towns and Truro residents who may not have been successful the first time around. —K.C. Myers