Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The selectmen's meeting starts tonight at 7 p.m.
The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the Town House among the agenda items are next year's budget and a discussion with developer Robert Borrelli about further development on Ice House Road. In June of 2011, Borrelli suggested building a sports facility -- a 120,000 square foot building that could host soccer, lacrosse and basketball activities and would include locker rooms, showers, and rest rooms -- on a 2.8 acre site owned by the town and leased to the Kingsbury Club Medfield, Inc. plus another portion of land -- about 11.2 acres -- not then leased to anyone. At the time, Borrelli estimated construction costs between $5 million to $6 million. Also at that time, the town's Park and Recreation Department said the …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Historical Commission voted unanimously last week to lift a demolition delay off a project at 77 South St. that would rehabilitate the current house and add a second house to the rear of the property.
The Medfield Historical Commission has lifted a demolition delay on 77 South St. after reviewing updated plans to preserve much of the current house and construct a complementing second house on the property. “I think this is a good adaptation,” said Commission co-chair David Temple. Of the revised set of plans, town historian Richard DeSorgher said, “I think it is a million percent better than the first one,” from the audience at last Wednesday's meeting. The house on the property was built in the early 1800s but the history of the land goes back to Medfield’s founding fathers. “If you look at the history of this property, it is one of the first 13 land grants issued by the town,” said Cheryl O’Malley, an associate member of the …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Under the agreement, developer Robert Borrelli will install a new foundation under the house, rehabilitate the outside and put in a new interior.
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Monday, October 17, 2011
Editor's note: The following article was submitted by Medfield Historical Society president, David Temple. The historic 1811 Fairbanks/Chenery/Hale house at 34 South St. in Medfield has been saved from demolition after an agreement was reached last week by the developer, Robert Borrelli and the Medfield Historical Commission. Under the agreement, Borrelli will install a new foundation under the house, rehabilitate the outside and put in a new interior. The rear of the house, leading to the barn and the barn itself, are too far gone to be saved and they will be demolished. He also said he will call a company that saves recyclable old barn boards and the like. Borrelli and his architect presented the commission with plans for the old house …