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March 9, 2023

Shaw’s plaza redevelopment goes to Ashland planning board amid Town revitalization push

Image | Courtesy of the Town of Ashland - Rendering by The Architectural Team of Chelsea Proposed development at 301 Pond St., Ashland
Image | Courtesy of the Town of Ashland - Rendering by Icon Architecture of Boston Approved development at 501 Pond St., Ashland
Photo | Town of Ashland, Rendering: Icon Architecture, Boston Rendering of planned development at 100 Chestnut St. in Ashland

Developers have proposed a mixed-use development at an Ashland shopping plaza anchored by a Shaw’s supermarket at 301 Pond St., another step in the larger process by the Town to improve that section of Route 126.

The project features a five-story, 120-unit-residential building and a 2,500-square-foot retail building with a drive-thru window, according to documents submitted to the Town of Ashland.

Boston-based WinnDevelopment and property owner EDENS, headquartered in Washington D.C., are proposing the project.

Ashland has been working since 2013 on revitalizing Pond Street, which is part of Route 126, and connects Framingham and Holliston. Improvements including sidewalks, bike lanes, and retaining walls have been under construction since 2021. The project was projected to cost more than $17 million and is funded by the Massachusetts Transportation Improvement Program, according to the Town of Ashland website.

The planning board previously approved a development near the site at 501 Pond St. in 2022. That development proposed by Southborough developer Trask Development, Inc. includes 120 apartments and 6,800 square feet of retail space. In that development 30 units are classified as affordable to tenants making 30% of the area’s median income.

Development in the town is not limited to Pond Street.

Another development at 100 Chestnut St. in Ashland was approved in late 2022. That project, by Weston developer Baystone Development, featured 174 apartments and 10,500 square feet of retail. 

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