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
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
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
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
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
Acknowledging the many concerns raised by Town officials and residents about the proposed Park Central project, MassHousing’s Counsel indicates that those should be addressed through the permitting process. Read the full article → from Park Central eligible for 40B with guidance
On Tuesday, the Select Board will vote on the final version of the Town’s comment letter to MassHousing on the controversial Park Central 40B project. Read the full article → from Select Board to finalize Park Central Comment Letter (Updated)
Since the project is starting from scratch, it is a new opportunity for the Town and public to comment to the agency on the proposal. Read the full article → from Town preparing to comment on new Park Central 40B (Updated)
This Monday, the Planning Board is scheduled to discuss the new 40B proposal at Park Central. That discussion is based on the developer’s application filed with MassHousing on July 15th. Read the full article → from Park Central filed for new 40B project
I have updates on two lawsuits that had been filed against the Town, Read the full article → from Legal Update: Mass Supreme Court reviewing constitutionality of Select Board comment policy; no more Park Central appeals
The Select Board issued a statement on the recent court decision vacating the permit for the large, controversial Park Central housing developments. Read the full article → from Town won’t seek to overturn Park Central ruling
This month, Worcester Superior Court ruled in favor of residents appealing the Zoning Board of Appeals’s approval of a permit for a large development planned off of Flagg Road. Read the full article → from Court annuls ZBA approval of Park Central, orders permit be vacated