- Town Projects
- Case Estates
The Case Estates is a 62.5-acre open space property located on both sides of Wellesley Street and adjacent to the Case Campus. The landscape features forests, fields, wetlands, and remnants of horticultural gardens, many of which remain from the time when the property was an experimental farm founded by Marion Case and later a regional horticultural center for Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum. More history on this iconic landscape can be found in Weston's History section of this website.
In 2006, Town Meeting voted to purchase the property from Harvard for open space and municipal purposes, but the closing was delayed for a decade due to contamination issues and legal wrangling. The purchase was finally completed in 2016, and the Town became the proud owner of this beautiful open space located near the heart of the community. The Case Estates is currently managed by the Conservation Commission and the Select Board.
- Formally establish the new lots and lot lines for parcels 1, 2, 4, and 5, via approvals from the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals - approved by 2021 Annual Town Meeting
- File for conservation deed restrictions for parcels 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6
- Historical Commission to propose restrictions to preserve historical characteristics of the existing buildings - the Rand House, School House and Barn - and seek Community Preservation Committee and Town Meeting approvals for funding for these restrictions (with Community Preservation Act funds)
- Determine reuse of the buildings on parcels 4 and 5 and then offer for sale via RFPs, subject to any approved conservation and/or historical restrictions
- Determine future use of parcel 9: open space or affordable housing