120 Turnpike Rd 40B hearings continuing while developer considers potential changes

The project has been further complicated by a legal opinion that the Town has ownership rights for the 6.2 acre site conditioned as a gift by the prior owner.

Based on passionate public response, the developer asked to withdraw a special permit modification application, instead promising to reconsider the housing project details at 120 Turnpike Road. At the same time the 40B project is still proceeding with the ZBA. Read the full article → from 120 Turnpike Rd 40B hearings continuing while developer considers potential changes

Park Central put on hold while court case proceeds

The ZBA put the Park Central 40B application “in abeyance” while litigation continues. The hearing was continued to April 3rd. It wasn’t the decision abutters were hoping for. And the complicated legal staus means that more 40Bs could be pushed through than would normally have standing. Read the full article → from Park Central put on hold while court case proceeds

Park Central on hold while developer considers options

ZBA is against considering current application as written due to Covenant agreement with neighbors. Hearing continued to Jan 10th to discuss next steps.

The course the board and the applicant will take on the Park Central 40B application will be discussed at the continued hearing on January 10th. Read the full article → from Park Central on hold while developer considers options

Update on Park Central at ZBA

This Wednesday night, the Zoning Board of Appeals will reopen its 40B permit hearing for the proposed building of 200 condo units on the Park Central site. The planned focus of the discussion are some of the most controversial elements to the project – the developer’s purported violation of terms agreed to with abutters agreed to in a prior “Covenant” and traffic the project will generate on backroads.

At the opening hearing in October, the board laid out a process for the hearing, heard a presentation on the overall project, and asked about the impact of litigation over the covenant. Read the full article → from Update on Park Central at ZBA

Town govt briefs

A round up of quick items related to Southborough's Town government: 40Bs status, video problems, and the latest newsletter

I have a few items worth noting that I decided to roundup in one post on Town government news.

The news covers video glitches from recent meetings (and how you can view unglitchy versions), upcoming hearings worth noting, a bid update, and the Town’s latest newsletter. Read the full article → from Town govt briefs

Park Central Hearings open next week; ZBA alternate members sought

40B permit hearings open next week, potentially short one member, and with limited capacity for in-person attendance.

On Friday morning, the Select Board promoted an alternate member of the Zoning Board of Appeals to fill the seat of a full time member who resigned.

In that discussion, the board noted the need for a volunteer to be appointed soon in order for five members to sit on the Park Central 40B permit hearings opening on October 11th. Read the full article → from Park Central Hearings open next week; ZBA alternate members sought

Letter: Two Standards of Development in Southborough

The following letter to the editor is from resident James Nichols-Worley to “elaborate on” his public comment in favor of two 40B projects and “draw attention to a double-standard between multi-unit developments and Southborough’s current housing stock of mainly single-family homes.” Read the full article → from Letter: Two Standards of Development in Southborough

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