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GEORGETOWN, MA-A developer’s proposal to build a 56-unit condominium development on Pond Street is heading for the state Housing Appeals Committee. The town has denied the application for the project.

Robert Castellatto, of North Shore Custom Homes and Developer LLC went before the town’s zoning board of appeals for a comprehensive permit because he plans to include an affordable-housing component in the project. Under the state’s affordable-housing law, if a town does not have 10% affordable housing a development with at least 25% affordable housing can bypass local zoning laws.

The situation gets complicated because at the time of Castellatto’s application, Georgetown did not have 10% affordable housing. Since then, a town representative tells GlobeSt.com that the town has approved two projects–a 16-unit condominium project on West Street and a 186-unit project on Marino Way–that puts it well 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 press time.

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