Deny the special permit provision for a drive-thru at Main St. Marketplace
  • Petitioned Waltham, MA City Council

This petition was delivered to:

Waltham, MA City Council
Waltham, MA Rules and Ordinances Committee

Deny the special permit provision for a drive-thru at Main St. Marketplace

    1. Jennifer Patton
    2. Petition by

      Jennifer Patton

      Waltham, MA

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September 2012

Victory

Jennifer Patton from Waltham, MA, started this petition asking officials to deny a special permit provision for a drive-through at Main St. Marketplace, citing congestion and pollution as two main factors. Her petition gained over 35 supporters, and helped convince the City of Waltham Rules and Ordinances Committee to deny the permit.

A drive-through in this location adds an unnecessary burden to an already congested traffic area. It adds to air pollution.  Request is Panera's. It was not a feature of the special permit for the building. Image courtesy of Stephenson Design Group.

The names of signers of the petition prior to the public hearing on June 25th have been submitted.  I have re-opened the petition so the Waltham Rules and Ordinances Committee members can see additional support.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. 9/17 Rules and Ordinances meeting -- be there!

      Jennifer Patton
      Petition Organizer

      The public meeting regarding the Main St Marketplace was closed in June. The matter was referred to the Rules and Ordinances Committee. They will next meet on 9/17 sometime after the meeting Committee of the Whole which starts at 8pm. Please appear to show support for this issue! It will impress on the councillors that the community cares. Thank you!

    2. Signatures received by 6/25 submitted to City Council at public meeting

      Jennifer Patton
      Petition Organizer

      All signatures received by 6/25 submitted to City Council at the Panera public meeting. Good questions from City Councillors to petitioners. Confirm site of drive-thru is the southwest corner of development. Matter referred to committee which will meet after the summer recess. I've re-opened the petition so further support can be shown. Thank you!

    3. Today is the deadline

      Jennifer Patton
      Petition Organizer

      Presenting the petition to City Council tonight. Please sign asap!

    4. Boston Globe article re: idling cars and their pollution

      Jennifer Patton
      Petition Organizer

      Consider this topic when considering whether you want a drive-thru in the West End of Waltham or not.

    5. Reached 25 signatures
    6. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • gwen abele WALTHAM, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      Too much traffic already!!!

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    • Doris Donovan WALTHAM,, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      Could create major traffic problems

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    • Nancy Stanton WALTHAM, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      I go to Everett St almost every day, and traffic is brutal now around that area.

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    • Tracey Goodwin WALTHAM, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      The inclusion of more fast food restaurants in this area is not needed, not good for the environment with added pollution and trash and will hurt the small family owned businesses already struggling within the community. The traffic on Main St. and Weston St. is already congested and you sit through numerous lights just to get through the intersections approaching this site, and the inclusion of a drive thru will cause an increase in that congestion. Making a left hand turn onto Weston St. from South St. during the morning commute is already quite dangerous if you are driving a car - pedestrians and cyclists have an even more difficult time. Add to that those waiting in the drive thru line for morning coffee is going to make it very difficult and unsafe to get to 128.

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    • Betty Solbjor WALTHAM, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      Very concerned about traffic in the area. A drive-thru will exacerbate an already-increasing problem.

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