As Town Clarifies Permit, Belmont Uplands Opponents Speak Out

Photo: The entry to the Belmont Uplands site in October.  As the town clarifies what the building permit issued this past Friday, March 6 to A.P. Cambridge Partners II – the developer of the proposed $70 million, 299-unit apartment complex at Belmont Uplands – will allow the development team to do, opponents to the long-delayed […]

Letter: Will Uplands Development Lead To More Scenes Like This?

Photo: A photo by Stephanie Liu of a suspected coyote roaming in her backyard.  To the Editor: [This letter was a comment on the town issuing a building permit for the 299-unit apartment complex in Belmont Uplands] A couple of days ago, I saw this very emaciated coyote walking in my backyard and then turned to […]

BREAKING: Building Permit Issued to Belmont Uplands Developer

Photo: A protest at the site of the Belmont Uplands in November 2014.  After years of legal battles and delays, the Office of Community Development has issued a building permit today, Friday, March 6, allowing construction to begin on a $70 million, 299-unit apartment complex in the Belmont Uplands section of Belmont. “Please be aware […]

Belmont Historical Society presents ‘The Belmont Uplands: A History of Changing Use of Land and Water’

 The Belmont Historical Society presents an illustrated history by Anne-Marie Lambert; “The Belmont Uplands: A History of the Changing Use of Land and Water,” on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. The Belmont Uplands’ transition from marsh island, to farm, to forest tells a local story of changing boundaries between nature and […]

Judge Lifts Silver Maple Injunction as Work Resumes at Belmont Uplands

Less than 24 hours after initially granting an injunction halting the developer of the proposed 299-unit “Residences at Acorn Park” apartment complex from clearing land in Belmont’s Uplands, Middlesex Superior Court Judge Rosalind Miller vacated the stay on O’Neill Properties’ work in removing vegatation and trees in preparation of possible construction. Miller’s ruling, on Tuesday Oct. 21, allowed work crews […]

Judge’s Injunction Halts Uplands Tree Clearing After Morning of Arrests

Someone was listening to the Lorax … for now. Hours after four protesters were arrested Monday morning, Oct. 20, at the proposed site of a 299-unit residential complex on the Cambridge line, a Middlesex Superior Court judge filed an emergency restraining order to halt pre-construction clearing of a portion of the Silver Maple Forest in […]