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Clark Town Proposal Appealed, Permit Could be Delayed

Approval by the Medfield Zoning Board of Appeals for the Clark Tavern's renovation has been appealed, according to Medfield Selectmen Osler "Pete" Peterson

The project calls for the renovation of the building to include an old-time tavern, function space and a four-room bed & breakfast. The matter previously sparked an ongoing conversation on Medfield Patch among local residents and readers, and an online petition was established in support of the project.

Such an appeal can delay the permit for the project for up to a year, or until the court can conduct a trial, Peterson wrote on his Medfield02052 blog Wednesday. 

Colleen M. Sullivan June 19, 2014 at 09:04 PM
Shameful! The handful of abutters that oppose the plans for the Clark Tavern including Gloria Yankee, Evelyn and Richard Clark, and Scott Perkins have chosen to appeal the ZBA APPROVAL, THE PLANNING BOARD APPROVAL and STALL any progress on the proposed plans to renovate, improve and recreate the Clark Tavern, with the aid of their Sherborn attorney, James Murphy.....it seems as though they just want to see this building decay and crumble. But I wonder, how would that be a good thing for this important and historical structure?
Ken Koellner June 20, 2014 at 06:59 AM
Driving by that building often it sure looks to me like it's a in pretty sad shape and if something isn't done with it soon, it's going to be completely ruined. I'd rather they preserve most of the building, even it if means building a kitchen off the back, then have it lost. And, Medfield really needs more restaurants. It's on a main road which is where commercial activity should be.
Will June 20, 2014 at 08:05 AM
The actions of the abutters and attorney James Murphy are deplorable. The Medfield community has shown clear, unambiguous support for this project. We must make sure this shameful and selfish attempt to block the project strengthens our resolve to make sure the project moves forward.

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