Fair and Proper development of 279 Boston Rd

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Fair and Proper development of 279 Boston Rd

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Lance Kelly started this petition to Billerica Planning Board

As residents of Billerica and neighbors of the Concord River, we all want what is best for this town, its residents and its business owners and for the river.  So we would like Billerica’s Planning Board to know exactly how we feel, and that we just want a fair and sensible development of the lot at 279 Boston Road, which is on the Concord River and is the source of Billerica’s drinking water.  

The most recent plans show that the developer has heard some of our concerns and reduced the number of condos bringing the building height down to about 40 feet.  That is still too high and 24 condos are still too many for that lot.  Also 8 feet is too close to Boston Road, which is the main road through Billerica. And over 3/4’s of the river front on this property is now proposed to be parking spots for vehicles.  This is not a benefit for the river front or the surrounding neighborhood.

Our ask is to have the developer to reduce the residential units by about 20% to get the height to a maximum of 2 floors. And for a maximum of 20 condos. (16 would make the most sense)  That would allow the building to move back from the main road, alleviating all of the parking concerns. And finally leaving the river facing part of the lot with more green space and less vehicles and asphalt.

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