Town development news: Researching solar at schools and siting of public safety complex; construction project updates

by beth on September 17, 2015

I haven’t had a chance to cover all that I’d like in Town and school business. Fortunately, there are other sources doing some of that work for me.

Here’s my latest roundup.

Northborough, Southborough schools to study solar energy options – Southborough Wicked Local, 9/16/15:

Superintendent Christine Johnson on Wednesday said she is drafting a request for proposals that will pave the way for the two towns to hire a consultant who would analyze whether it would be profitable to build solar projects on school property or municipal buildings in the two towns. (read more)

Southborough to weigh public safety complex – Southborough Wicked Local, 9/10/15:

The town is looking to complete a feasibility study and preliminary designs for a new public safety complex.

A request for proposals, or bid specs, has been advertised looking for qualified architectural or engineering firms to “assess the feasibility of locating a new public safety complex on the current site that houses both the fire and police departments together with preliminary site design/layout,” according to the document. The consultants will also look at the transfer station as a possible alternative site. (read more)

EMC begins construction – Southborough Planning blog, 9/10/15:

The Planning Board approved a 12-lot definitive subdivision for EMC Southborough/Westborough Campus. This plan was approved in 2006, and revised 2008 through 2010. The site consists of approximately 250 acres and is zoned industrial park with some parts zoned residential.  (read more)

[Note: You can read the preliminary schedule including impacts to Crystal Pond Road, Washington Street and Coslin Drive here.]

Southborough subdivision under construction, more on the way – Southborough Wicked Local, 9/3/15:

A subdivision off Mt. Vickery Road is under construction, and two others are on the radar.

Last week, Bartolini Builders of Southborough started clearing the lot for the construction of 10 single family homes and a duplex consisting of two affordable units, which will count toward the state’s subsidized housing inventory. The subdivision is known as Ila Bella Estates. . .

Bartolini Builders is also proposing a 6-lot subdivision on the corner of Parkerville and Southville roads, Costello said. He said they are building a road in order to open up two additional lots. (read more)

1 Donna McDaniel September 17, 2015 at 9:40 PM

Regarding the EMC land/development plans. I looked at the drawings but found it hard to locate where Rte. 9 is and where the access/egress would be… curious, of course, because this is just on opposite side of Rte. 9 and the 150 condos proposed for the north side and can’t quite imagine what that traffic light intersection would be looking like if that’s the only cross-over. Can someone enlighten me (and, I hope, other concerned people).

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