Yesterday morning, I posted that the Zoning Board of Appeals’ next meeting agenda includes discussion of Park Central applications. Later, the town tweeted:
Park Central condos near Red Roof Inn (180 units) still in approval stage. ZBA hearings to begin soon. southboroughtown.com
The town website’s home page posts a link to a February 11th letter from MassHousing. That letter granted Capital Group Properties developer Bill Depietri authority to proceed with the 40B development permitting process through the ZBA.
While the agency denied Southborough’s request to delay the process, it asked the developer to be prepared to address town concerns. Concerns included increase in traffic through access and egress neighborhoods.
According to the letter, the Capital Group Properties indicated willingness to:
- put sidewalks in the Bantry and Tara Road neighborhood
- direct residents leaving the development to exit on Flagg Road
- install driver feedback signs on Flagg Road
Mass Housing also pointed to concerns about future use of the remaining acres of land.
The town wants land zoned for commercial and industrial zone be used for that purpose only. According to MassHousing, Depietri stated that he intends to develop that land only as office, flex space, warehouse or some other commercial use. However, he was not willing to guarantee that.
Depietri did agree to reserve an area on site for a future water storage tank for the town’s system. The agency asked Depietri to be prepared to discuss these issues.