The week in government (4/23-4/-27/14): Park Central 40B and Mooney field lights

by beth on April 22, 2014

As of the week’s start, only two open government meetings were scheduled for this weeks. But, be aware that changes to the meeting schedule are known to happen throughout the week. For a complete list of meetings, visit the town website.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

  • Zoning Board of Appeals , 7:00 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda) Agenda Highlights: Continued hearings on requested lights for Mooney field and on Park Central 40B (more detail on this below)*.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

  • Conservation Commission , 7:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda)

* Previously, the ZBA told residents that traffic concerns related to the project would be explored at public hearings beginning this Wednesday, April 23rd. More recently, the ZBA denied the 40B permit for the Park Central development under a “safe housing” ruling from MassHousing. Yet, this week’s agenda still has the 40B scheduled for continued public hearings. 

Town Planner Jennifer Burney explained that the town still needs to hold the hearings while they wait to hear back from the state. (Developer Bill Depeitri is appealing the ZBA ruling.)

If you are looking for more information on Park Central documents and traffic studies, links are available on the town website home page.

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1 Donna McDaniel April 22, 2014 at 7:59 PM

If you’re worried about traffic flow in Southborough (everyone?), then the place to be 8:30 Wednesday night, April 23rd, is the ZBA meeting on traffic plans for the 180-unit condos of Park Central, a development with no place to go, it would seem. Unfortunately, the only route the developer’s travel people have in mind now is connecting the condos via a now-col de sac residential street on the way to Flagg Road where any east-bound cars would go north. Yes, that’s the winding road with no sidewalks which merges with Deerfoot Road just before the entrance to Trottier and then makes its way to West Main Street where the traffic would head for the intersection of Rte. 85 and 30 in search of Rte. 9.
Yes, the ZBA has voted to deny the permit and, yes, it’s important to go because the developer will (or already has) appeal the decision so the plan could still become a reality.

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