Southborough Wicked Local covered yesterday morning’s Planning Board meeting on the estate at 84 Main Street. According to the article, the Planning Board indicated they will have to approve the ANR to split the property into four lots. [Actual demolition would still require a different permit.]
An “ANR” is issued by a Planning Board when it determines a plan has enough frontage and provides enough “vital” access to emergency vehicles that it isn’t considered a subdivision.
Those issued an ANR don’t need to go in front of the Planning Board for more intensive subdivision permits, although they still may need to get permits from other town boards as well as a demolition permit. . .
the board Tuesday discussed the substance of the application and agreed that it should be approved because it conforms to the law.
The board is likely to approve the ANR at a meeting on Monday.
Yesterday, homeowner Jon Delli Priscoli asked the board to approve the original ANR with the understanding that he was the applicant. In the end, he “agreed to withdraw [Robert] Moss’ application and submit a “clean” copy.”
While pursuing his right to raze the stone house in favor of new development, Delli Priscoli maintains he would like to avoid that:
Although Delli Priscoli later refused to sell the property to Moss, saying he wasn’t told demolition was Moss’ only plan, Delli Priscoli said he nevertheless wants to uphold the property rights the plan represents.
“We’re working with the town on coming up with concepts to protect the property in perpetuity,” Delli Priscoli said on Tuesday. “In the meantime we want to make sure our rights are protected, and this plan basically does that.”
As for what the town may be coming up with as an alternative, selectmen aren’t ready to comment.
Click here for the full SWL article.
Updated (7/30/14 2:35 pm): Inserted clarification that demolition would still require a different permit, for anyone who didn’t understand that from SWL excerpt.
Updated (7/30/14 6:00 pm): I gave Planning Board member Phil Jenks’ request to change headline more thought. I think this new headline more accurately conveys what’s happening.