When the Town of Norwell bought the 175 acre Donovan Estate they knew that part of the property would have to be developed to fund the project. Dodson & Flinker conducted a public participation process to identify appropriate uses for the site, and developed a masterplan for conservation and development, including a plan for a senior housing community on 45 acres of the site. Dodson & Flinker developed a detailed development RFP and worked with the Planning Board to select a developer for the property. The firm also worked with Attorney Mark Bobrowski to develop revisions to local bylaws necessary to allow the plan to proceed. As a result of this extensive pre-planning and pre-approval process, a developer has purchased the 45 acre development site for more than twice what the town paid for the entire Donovan Estate. Construction is now proceeding on the new development, which will disturb only some 15 acres of the property.