Quarry North: Melone Gravel Pit Reuse

The Melone property is a 46.6 acre parcel located on Route 117/North Road, 16.4 acres of which are located in the Town of Concord. The Town purchased this property in 1992 for use as a gravel operation throughout the 1990s, which has since been removed. A Land Disposition and Development Agreement for the property was negotiated with Quarry North Road LLC and agreed to by the Town on February 28, 2019. Most recently, a 274 unit residential development called Cold Brook Crossing has been proposed for the property and is now under review by the Planning Board.


UPDATE 3/15/2021: Sudbury Melone Property Sale and Town Center Land Exchange Finalized. Quarry North’s Cold Brook Crossing to be located at 16 & 36 North Road in Sudbury. Click hyperlink above for details.


UPDATE 1/27/2021: The Select Board has taken actions to close on all related transactions in early March of 2021.


Quarry North/Melone Updates

On March 11, 2020, a proposal for a 274 unit housing development at the Quarry North site called Cold Brook Crossing was submitted to the Planning Board.

On May 7, 2019, Town Meeting approved the 40R Smart Growth Overlay District at Quarry North, and the district was later approved by the Attorney General and the Department of Housing and Community Development.

On February 28, 2019, the Board of Selectmen signed a Land Disposition and Development Agreement with Quarry North Road LLC.

A Town Meeting, which included the Melone Disposition, was held on December 11, 2018.

A Town Forum on the Melone Disposition was held on November 27, 2018.


Town Meeting & Town Forum

Proposed 40R Zoning District Amendments and Map for 2019 Annual Town Meeting (April 9, 2019)

Town Meeting Vote Results and Information (December 11, 2018)

Town Forum Presentation by Town Manager (November 27, 2018)

Zoning Amendments & Map for December 2018 Special Town Meeting (November 16, 2018)

November 27, 2018 Town Forum (October 30, 2018)

December 11, 2018 Town Meeting (October 10, 2018)


Quarry North


Quarry North Term Sheet (November 27, 2018)

Term Sheet Synopsis (November 27, 2018)

Maps & Plans

Existing Conditions Map (November 20, 2018)

UPDATED: Master Development Plan Map (November 26, 2018)

UPDATED: Site Plan Rendering with Smart Growth Overlay (November 30, 2018)

Studies – School Capacity

Elementary Schools Space Utilization Study by TBA Architects (November 16, 2018)

Studies – Traffic

Traffic Signal Evaluation (November 21, 2018)

Traffic Impact Study Peer Review by Howard Stein Hudson (November 21, 2018)

Traffic Mitigation Recommendations by McMahon Associates (October 19, 2018)

Traffic Impact Study (TIS) by McMahon Associates (October 9, 2018)

TIS Appendix by McMahon Associates (October 9, 2018)


Press Releases & Information

Glossary of Terms & Acronyms: Melone Disposition (November 26, 2018)

Town of Concord Letter: Quarry North Comprehensive Permit (November 19, 2018)

Melone and the Preservation of Town Center Letter to Editor (November 19, 2018)

Selectmen Negotiate Lower Unit Count for Quarry North at Melone: Town Meeting Article Postponed to December (October 4, 2018)

October Town Meeting Info Sheet: ARTICLE 1 – MELONE (September 27, 2018)

Appraisal Report for Melone Property (September 24, 2018)

Sudbury Selectmen Award Melone Bid to Quarry North to Prevent Sudbury Station in Town Center (September 21, 2018)

FAQ: Melone Redevelopment – Quarry North (September 21, 2018)


Request for Proposals (RFP)

A Request for Proposals (RFP) for disposition of the land was issued in March 2018. The proposals received in response to the RFP were evaluated by the Board of Selectmen, and the Quarry North proposal was ranked as the most advantageous for the Town. Quarry North proposed a housing development which would replace the proposed Sudbury Station development. The proposal also provides the Town with the Sudbury Station land in Town Center, in addition to $1 million and other mitigation funds, which are under negotiation with the developer. A vote of Town Meeting approved the disposition of the Melone property to Quarry North.


Ranking Forms for Board of Selectmen UPDATED 9/11/18 (September 11, 2018)

Net Present Value Analysis (August 14, 2018)

Ranking Forms for Board of Selectmen RFP Response Evaluation (July 30, 2018)


Town Boards & Committees Feedback (August 14, 2018)

Town Department Feedback (August 14, 2018)

Sudbury Water District Feedback (August 14, 2018)


Video of Board of Selectmen Meeting – Public Forum on RFP Responses (August 14, 2018)

Video of Board of Selectmen Meeting – RFP Proponent Interviews (July 30, 2018)

Video of Board of Selectmen Meeting – RFP Evaluation (July 17, 2018)

Responses and Presentations

Caviccho Supplemental Information (August 14, 2018)

EDF Renewables Supplemental Information (August 6, 2018)

EDF Renewables Presentation (July 30, 2018)

Quarry North Road Presentation (July 30, 2018)

Responses to Melone Disposition of Real Property RFP – Cavicchio, EDF Renewables and Quarry North (2018)


Melone Disposition of Real Property RFP & Addendum (2018)


Reports & Studies

Melone Property Subsurface Investigation and Report (GeoInsight, 2018)

Envision Melone Final Report (Office of Planning and Community Development, 2017)

Density Through Design: Design Recommendations: Sudbury and Medway (UMass Amherst Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Students and 495/MetroWest Corridor, 2007)

Melone Feasibility Study (Goldsmith, Prest, & Ringwell, Inc., 2011)

Land Value Analysis for Former Melone Property (Larry Koff & Associates, 2011)

Draft of timeline of actions proposed for redevelopment Master Plan

Technical Memorandum: Melone Property, North Road, Sudbury, Massachusetts (GeoInsight, 2016)


Town Meeting Archive

Annual Town Meeting CPA Article (2014)

Annual Town Meeting CPA Presentation (PowerPoint, 2014)