Weigh in on Open Space & Recreation – February 4

Southborough officials are preparing to update the Town’s Open Space and Recreation Plan. But first, they want to hear from you.

Do you have a strong opinion on what recreation facilities the town needs?

Are you a big proponent of Open Space?

Or perhaps you’re just interested in learning what the Town has in mind.

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On Thursday, February 4th, the Town is asking residents to come out and weigh in:

Share your opinions and ideas on the town’s open space & recreation needs, help identify priorities and set town goals

The event will be held at 9 Cordaville Road (the Senior Center/Cordaville Hall) from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Refreshments will be served and input sought.

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Alan
6 years ago

Remember, open space generates no taxes raising your tax bill.

M
6 years ago
Reply to  Alan

No Alan. I believe that maintaining the current level of open space will not RAISE your tax bill.

Al Hamilton
6 years ago
Reply to  Alan

It depends on what the open space is converted to. If it is single family homes then the conversion will raise your tax bill since the services consumed by the residents (mostly schools) outweigh the taxes generated. Commercial and Industrial are a net positive. I am uncertain of where condo’s or rental units fit in unless they are over 50 communities which are “cash cows”

M
6 years ago

Also, remember that much of the open space is what makes Southborough such a beautiful town and increases the real estate value and desirability of your property.

JPD
6 years ago

I concur with M’s comment; open space is integral to Southborough – it’s what drove me to move here 8 years ago and also what is driving up prices today (Also accessibility to commuter rail line to Boston). My prediction is housing prices will continue to rise in Southborough given the Job market in the Boston area and the affordability compared to Natick and east of there… GE is moving about 800 jobs to Boston over then next couple years.

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