Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Town hears from police and fire chiefs on the project as well as an architectural review conducted for the town.
The Board of Appeals on Zoning held a continued public hearing on Monday night on the proposed affordable housing project off West Street. This was a continued public hearing on the application by The Gatehouse Group, LLC for “The Parc at Medfield,” a 96-unit residential complex in two buildings on 9.22 acres -- with limited upland -- of industrial land between West Street and North Meadows Road (Route 27). Davis Square Architects performed an architectural review on the town's behalf and one of its principal, Clifford Boehmer, presented their findings at Monday's meeting. "A development of this size needs to be a very pleasant place to live and i think it has to enhance the town in which it is," said Bohemia, who said the work on the site…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The ZBA met on Wednesday night to issue its decision on Dunkin' Donuts application to occupy the former Friendly's building, and two applications for houses to be razed and rebuilt.
The Board of Appeals on Zoning met Tuesday night to discuss two properties where the owner wants to raze the house and build another, and also to issue a decision on Dunkin’ Donuts’ application to convert the former Friendly’s building into one of its coffee shops. The ZBA approved – with conditions -- Michael Cavallo’s application to convert the former Friendly’s building into a Dunkin’ Donuts. During the hearing process, Cavallo told the board he plans to invest $500,000 into the former Friendly’s building to make it an “upscale” Dunkin’ Donuts at the corner of Routes 109 and 27. Cavallo plans to retain the walk-up window through which he will serve Dunkin’ Donuts brand ice cream. The store would be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The Board of Appeals on Zoning is expected to issue its decision tonight on the application from Dunkin' Donuts franchise owner Michael Cavallo to convert the former Friendly's building into a coffee shop.
The Board of Appeals on Zoning is expected to issue its decision tonight regarding a Dunkin’ Donuts going into the former Friendly’s building. The meeting starts at 8 p.m. at Town Hall. Local Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner Michael Cavallo filed an application with the town to convert the former Friendly’s building at the corner of Routes 109 and 27 into a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant. Cavallo, of Sharon, owns several Dunkin’ Donuts including one at Medfield Commons which he would continue to operate. He said he hopes to make the 563 Main Street restaurant into an “upscale" Dunkin’ Donuts that would sell ice cream out of the former Friendly's walk-up window. The public hearing on the matter was closed on July 11, therefore, the ZBA will not …
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1. Forecast for Wednesday: The National Weather Service based in Taunton says mostly sunny. High near 86. Light southwest wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudly. Low around 69. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight. 2. Town Hall Meetings: 3. Library Events: 4. Community Events: 5. Charitable Opportunities
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The ZBA consultant said he had several issues with the plans for the affordable housing project proposed off West Street. ZBA also plans to hold a meeting for public comment in September.
On Monday night, the Zoning Board of Appeals discussed water issues related to the proposed 40B housing complex proposed on West Street. This was a continued public hearing on the application by The Gatehouse Group, LLC for “The Parc at Medfield,” a 96-unit residential complex in two buildings on 9.22 acres of industrial land between West Street and North Meadows Road (Route 27). “Tonight we’re talking about water,” said ZBA Chairman Robert Sylvia, of the property that is close to the Charles River. “[The project] is in the wetlands, and the presence of the property in the watershed protection district, and the fact that it’s in the aquifer protection zone means we need to examine the impact of those issues and what can or should be done…
Monday, August 6, 2012
The Board of Appeals on Zoning will hold a continued public hearing tonight at 7:30 p.m. for The Parc at Medfield, an affordable housing complex proposed off West Street.
The Board of Appeals on Zoning will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Chenery Room at the Town House to discuss the Gatehouse project including an engineering review, as well as the results from the ZBA’s site visit in July. This meeting was the postponed meeting from July 23 which was cancelled after an "accidental injury" to one of the board members. The proposed Parc at Medfield, according to the Executive Summary of Gatehouse’s application filed with the state, would include four buildings of one, two and three-bedroom rental units on 9.22 acres of land near the former Potpourri building between West Street and Route 27 on “an underutilized industrially-zoned property that is extremely well-suited for re-use as a multi-family …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The Board of Zoning Appeals held a public hearing Wednesday night on a special permit application that seeks to convert the former Friendly's building to a Dunkin' Donuts.
Dunkin’ Donuts packed the Town House last night as their application for a special permit went before the Board of Appeals on Zoning. Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner Michael Cavallo plans to invest $500,000 into the former Friendly’s building to make it an “upscale” Dunkin’ Donuts at the corner of Routes 109 and 27. Cavallo also operates a store at 270 Main Street which will remain open in addition to this store. At a public hearing of the Board of Appeals on Zoning Wednesday night, renovations were described as updating the front portico; replacing current windows with “colonial style” windows and adding more windows on the Route 27 side of the building; reconfiguring the interior (to one-third seating, one-third cooking/preparation space…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Board of Zoning Appeals will hold three hearings tonight including one that proposes to convert the former Friendly's to a Dunkin' Donuts.
The Board of Zoning Appeals will hold three public hearings tonight including one for a special permit application to convert the former Friendly’s building to a Dunkin’ Donuts. The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. at the Medfield Town House, 459 Main Street. “All town boards and other interested parties wishing to be heard should appear at the time and place designated,” read the three legal notices provided to Medfield Patch. Scheduled hearings include: * 8:00 p.m., 312 South Street – Applicant, Blake Leshnick seeks a special permit to operate a personal training business in his home. * 8:15 p.m., 60 Harding Street – Applicant, Sixty Harding Street Trust, is seeking a clarification “regarding dimensional requirements and proposed square …
The Board of Appeals on Zoning meeting tonight will include a continued public hearing on a special permit for a Dunkin' Donuts to occupy the former Friendly's site.
The Board of Appeals on Zoning will hold a meeting tonight at the Town House which will include an 8:30 p.m. hearing on a special permit request for a Dunkin' Donuts to go into the former Friendly's site. Are you still following this story? Is it still of interest to you? Take our poll and let us know. Will you attend tonight's ZBA hearing? If so/not, tell us why in the comments.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Board of Appeals for Zoning, town traffic consultants, and developers for The Parc at Medfield, a 96-unit affordable housing development 1,000 feet from the intersection of Route 27 and West Street, agree that there are currently traffic issues in tha
The Board of Zoning Appeals for Zoning (ZBA) met again this week with representatives from Gatehouse Group LLC which proposes a 96 unit affordable housing complex near the intersection of Route 27 and West Street where traffic is a major concern. The board, and members of the audience who attended Monday’s meeting, were concerned that the proposed development would add approximately 638 more vehicle trips to an already busy West Street and intersection (West and Route 27). Police Chief Robert Meaney Jr. did not have accident statistics with him at the meeting but said the intersection has been a problem for many years. “I can’t tell you [the number of accidents] but we tend to have rather dramatic crashes up there, there’s no two ways …