The view of the townhouses from Mill Street. Orleans representatives testified that a landscaped buffer will be planted between the street and the townhouses.

The plan to build 30 townhouses — including five designated for affordable housing — in Medford on Mill Street near Himmelein Road is scheduled to go before the Planning Board on Monday.

Orleans Conservatory Group Partners LP plans the townhouses to be near Mill Street with one driveway on the street into the development.

The board heard testimony about the project at its September meeting and continued it to the October meeting. However, it was postponed in October and moved to Monday night. The agenda is here.

Neighbors who live near the proposed development on a heavily wooded lot next to the Medford Memorial Middle School protested the project before the board, with many citing traffic at the intersection of the two roads.

In September, board members questioned Orleans representatives about the design of the three-bedroom townhouses, focusing partly on what the rear of the townhouses would look like from Mill Street. The board asked what units on the other side of the street in the development would look like, but Orleans had no renderings.

Board members said they would not vote until they could see more detail. Some members told the Orleans representatives exactly what views and elevations of the projects they wanted to see before making a decision. 

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The 30 townhouses would be closest to Mill Street and each would have a two-car driveway. One driveway would go from Mill Street into the development.