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Public Hearing on Downtown Corridor Continued

by Paul Saulnier
April 7, 2017

April 6, 2017. The Planning Board assembeled to hear additional comments before finalizing the plan that will propose zoning change to six distinct areas in the Downtown Corridor to Town Meeting  in May.

Chairman David Thorn opened the meeting and announced that the citizens petition to restrict or prohibit specified commercial operations such as equipment storage and composting has been withdrawn due to a lack of signatures required. Several in attendance left the meeting as a result.

The floor was then opened to questions about the proposed rezoning of the six areas.

Peter Lewis, above, of 163 Woodland Street objected to the proposed changes he feels negatively affect his business . Scott Damigella, below center, of 286 Woodland Street said that he also prefers the current zoning as it applies to his business there. Robert Haberski also asked that his property on the corner of Washington and Concord be excluded from the change in zoning. In response, Geoffrey Zeamer of the Planning Board said that, since these properties are at the border of the proposed changes, the maps could be redrawn to exclude them.

John Varrell questioned how the rezoning of his property on Washington Street would benefit him or the residents of Mudville by reducing the required lot sizes. He feels that this would encourage tear downs and the construction of residences not in keeping with the historic neighborhoods. Zeamer disagreed stating that change is coming to the town with the completion of the rail trail and the Planning Board, with the assistance of the MAPC, believes that the proposed rezoning will help neighborhoods by making it easier for residents to improve their property and remain in their homes as families grow.

Melissa Ford, above, spoke in support of the proposed changes, citing her 65 years in Holliston including Arch Street in Mudville.

After comments from the floor ended, the board worked on finalizing the maps for Town Meeting. The rezoning will be presented as six separate articles and can be approved, amended or rejected individually.

 

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