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Posted on: February 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Public Hearing: Site Visit for Hanscom Field Construction in Bedford

The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA) will hold the following meetings:


In-person Site Visit:

Monday February 6, 3:00 PM

Meet at the site, which is accessed off Hartwell Road

Virtual Public Consultation Session:

Monday February 6, 6:30 PM

Zoom link: https://vhb.zoom.us/j/84330574548?pwd=eThiOXY3a05YQWRzcGphKzZ0aFpYZz09

Comments may be submitted by email to alexander.strysky@mass.gov or via the MEPA Public Comments Portal.

From the MEPA Office:

An Environmental Notification Form (ENF) has been filed with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs by Runway Realty Ventures, LLC and North Airfield Ventures, LLC to construct 27 hangars and renovate the existing Navy Hangar building to provide a combined area of 495,470 square feet (sf) of hangar space.  The project involves land transfers between the Proponent and Massport, including a 28.1 -acre Massport Ground Lease area and transfer of two parcels totaling 5.2 acres from Massport to the Proponent.

In addition, the Proponent will transfer a 2.6-acre parcel to Massport to provide a Taxiway Object Free Area and a perimeter access road. The project will

  • alter 23.2 acres of land
  • add 23.9 acres of impervious area
  • construct 175 New parking spaces for a total of 240 spaces including existing spaces
  • generate 194 average daily vehicle trips
  • use 13,500 gallons per day (gpd) of water
  • generate 12,150 gpd of wastewater.
  • The project site is located within an Environmental Justice population designated as Minority and within a mile of additional EJ populations.

The project meets the threshold for a mandatory EIR at 301 CMR 11.03(1)(a)(2), creation of 10 or more acres of impervious area.  The project requires preparation of an EIR pursuant to 301 CMR 11.06(7)(b) because it is located within a Designated Geographic Area (or DGA) (as defined in 301 CMR 11.02) around one or more EJ populations. The project requires a Land Transfer from Massport to the Proponent.

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