Robert Castellatto, of North Shore Custom Homes and DeveloperLLC went before the town's zoning board of appeals for acomprehensive permit because he plans to include anaffordable-housing component in the project. Under the state'saffordable-housing law, if a town does not have 10% affordablehousing a development with at least 25% affordable housing canbypass local zoning laws.

The situation gets complicated because at the time ofCastellatto's application, Georgetown did not have 10% affordablehousing. Since then, a town representative tells thatthe town has approved two projects--a 16-unit condominium projecton West Street and a 186-unit project on Marino Way--that puts itwell over the required 10%.

It is unclear how that will affect the outcome of the appeal.Calls to Castellatto's attorney were not returned by presstime.

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