Union Point 101
Union Point was originally a Naval Air Station in South Weymouth and was operational between 1942-1997. It was first established as a regular Navy Blimp base during World War II. After the war the base was part of the Naval Air Reserve training Command hosting a variety of Navy and Marine Corps reserve aircraft squadrons and other types of reserve units.
In 1998, the Massachusetts Legislature established the South Shore Tri -Town Development representing Abington, Rockland & Weymouth. This legislation has been updated multiple times, the latest update coming in 2014. Tri-Town sold it's interests to developer Starwood Land Venture in 2013. LStar bought it in 2015 changing the name from Southfield to Union Point.
Located approximately 20 minutes from Boston with a T stop on the property Union Point is a great area to enjoy the suburbs with the convenience of the city. Union Point is a new and expanding 1,400-acre, smart growth development at the site of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station. Currently, there are approximately 1,200 (not sure if this is outdated already) residents living in the area in the apartments, condos, townhomes, and single family homes. More residential units are being built every day. In July of 2018 the first commercial tenant moved into the Mastlight apartment building, Equitable Bank. Residents are very eager and excited for additional commercial tenants to move into the area.
Future (Looking Forward):
Upon completion Union Point will have 4,000 private residences, 10 million square feet of commercial space, 1,000 acres of open space, and 50 miles of hiking and biking trails. The full development stretches across the towns of Abington, Rockland, and Weymouth.
SNA - Southfield Neighborhood Association. A group of 7 volunteers who look out for the neighborhood interests. Membership is voluntary for a small fee. This group holds neighborhood events throughout the year.
SRA - Southfield Redevelopment Authority. A governmental entity, including 9 board members and a small staff. This group is in charge of permitting and ensuring projects comply with the neighborhood regulations. Established in 1998 by the Massachusetts Legislature as the South Shore Tri-Town Development Corporation and reconstituted in August 2014 as the Southfield Redevelopment Authority to reinforce municipal control over land-use and development decisions affecting each of the three towns.
LOA - Landowners Association. All landowners within union point are automatically members of this organization. They have land use and appearance restrictions and the LOA board is charged with enforcement of those.
HOA - Homeowners Association, each development has their own rules and regulations and homeowners are responsible for knowing and understanding those. The documents are provided prior to closing.
Master Developer - A private developer.