Smarter Development for Middleton

Smarter Development for Middleton

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David Parker started this petition to Town of Middleton Planning Board

 

A townhouse development is being planned for a triangle parcel between Route 114 and Essex St in Middleton, Massachusetts. The address is 97 N Main St.

The majority of parcel is the wetlands between 114, Debush, and Essex St. Only three acres of this property are build-able. However, the developer is proposing to put 15 townhouse units (in 5 large building) in those 3 acres. The proposal removes almost all of the trees on the property with the current plan not addressing the need for adequate screening to the 13 single family homes that abut the property.

This is an area of Route 114 that already has major issues with traffic and commuter safety. The additional traffic entering and exiting Route 114 will only add to the current issues and create even more traffic in town.

Preliminary estimates by the abutters have shown that the cost of incoming students will exceed the tax revenue generated by these condos creating a burden to the town and tax payers via the educational system, fire and police as well as our public drinking supply - all areas that are already heavily burdened.

In July 2017 the Planning Board denied the developers permit application because they cited it was too dense and too tall.

In 2017 the proposed plan was 18 units, in 5 buildings with a footprint totaling 22,200 sq ft. The current 2018 proposed plan is 15 units, in 5 buildings with a footprint totaling 20,000 sq ft.

The current plan is too dense for this neighborhood and brings with it considerable negative impacts to the town. We are asking the planning board : DO NOT accept a plan of more than 12 units in 4 buildings with considerable buffer of natural vegetation surrounding;  or a plan of more than 4 single family homes.

Sign this Petition to let your voice be heard and ask the Planning Board to deny this proposed plan for a 15 unit, 5 building townhouse development at 97 N Main Street, Middleton, Massachusetts.

In addition to signing the petition please consider attending the Dec 12 Planning Board Meeting (7:00 PM at Fuller-Meadow School)

The full permit application for the development can be found here.

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