Charles River launches planning process for East Militia Heights Development

Charles River is taking a multipronged approach to the 3.5 acres located at the junction of Dwight Road and East Militia Heights Drive. “As part of the planning process, we’ll engage with our community partners in both Needham and at the state level,” said Hilary Ryan, Vice President for Development. “We’ll also be in touch with our stakeholders, including individuals, families, staff, supporters and – of course – our immediate neighbors. “

Preliminary plans for the parcel include supportive “smart” housing for adults with disabilities who require less than 24 hours a day of support. The development will also include an expansion of services and support that Charles River offers individuals and families.

“We are in the process of meeting with state and local representatives to obtain guidance and input,” said Anne-Marie Bajwa, President and CEO. “We’re also exploring financial avenues of support for this momentous project.”

Breaking ground is still several years away. “Many steps and phases of work lay ahead of us before a shovel goes into the ground,” added Hilary.