AA@RG Fiscal Impact Analysis (PDF Report) & Rebuttal

Here is the link to the AARG fiscal impact analysis, performed by Connery Associates and financed by the developer, Cormier Associates:   AA@RG Fiscal Impact Analysis 4-26-12 Below is my response to the Fiscal Impact Analysis of the Rolling Green Project that was prepared … Continue reading

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Latest AA@RG Site Plan and 1BR + Library Layout (PDF)

Click here to open (must click on title of post first):  site-plan-aarg

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5/14/12 – ZBA Meeting Minutes – AA@RG and The Lodge

AARG A new site plan was presented. Some pictures have been included on the website as well. Basically there are 2 very large V-shaped buildings, both 4 stories tall, with parking underneath. These buildings are away from the wetlands area … Continue reading

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2/27 ZBA Conservation Committee Meeting – Documents

The following 4 documents were distributed at the 2/27/12 ZBA ConsComm meeting: Conservation Committee’s report on Shattuch Rd project:  Shattuck Rd Cons Comm Communities Opportunities Group’s recreational space analysis on Shattuck Rd project:  Shattuck Rd Recreation Conservation Committee’s report on AARG … Continue reading

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2/27 ZBA Conservation Committee Meeting Notes

Overall, it was another strong showing for the opponents of both 40B projects.  Both developers were sent back to the drawing board to reconfigure their projects to meet town standards and will need to extend  the  applications  since they will … Continue reading

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Rolling Green Traffic Study Peer Review

Click the link below to view the Jan 2012 Rolling Green traffic study peer review report performed by Bayside Engineering… Jan 2012 Traffic Study Bayside Engineering    

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ZBA Meeting Minutes 1/17/12

Meeting  topic  – Traffic and Safety AA@RG A  peer review was completed by Bayside Engineering and has been added to the website.  This peer review showed that the impending  IRS expansion will add to the traffic congestion within the area … Continue reading

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Traffic Impact Analysis

We reviewed the two existing traffic studies that were performed for the IRS renovation and for the AA@RG project, and created the following analysis which we submitted to the ZBA, the town manager, and Brian Major (Selectman) in order to … Continue reading

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Summary of 12/21/11 ZBA meeting

This meeting was supposed to address traffic issues for both projects, but as studies for both projects had not been completed, the analysis of traffic issues was held for a later meeting.  This meeting basically just readdressed some issues that … Continue reading

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Notes from 12/2/11 Meeting with Barry Finegold

A few of us met with Barry Finegold last Friday.   While Barry is supportive of 40B housing in general, he does agree that the size of these projects will add substantial pressure to the schools at a time when we just … Continue reading

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Rolling Green Site Plans

Images of the filed site plans / setbacks for the Rolling Green development… Continue reading

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Shattuck Road Site Plans

Images of the filed site plans / setbacks for the Shattuck Road development… Continue reading

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Summary of 11/17 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

For those of you who could not attend, I just wanted to give a very quick summary of the events from the ZBA meeting on 11/17. Site Plan The focus of the meeting was to discuss site plans for Shattuck … Continue reading

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Informative Documentary (Video) On Chapter 40B

This film examines a controversial Massachusetts’s law called The Comprehensive Permit Law, commonly referred to as Chapter 40B. It allows a builder/developer to by-pass almost all of a town’s local zoning, if the builder agrees to make a small percentage … Continue reading

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Notes from the Site Visits

For anyone else who, like myself, has never been to one of these before, I should point out that the purpose of these visits was to get a better sense of the lay of the land and to get a … Continue reading

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ZBA Meeting Notes and Status — 10/27/11

Below is a brief update on where we stand with respect to these two proposed developments as of 11/6 * * *A. The Thursday, 10/27, Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) Meeting* The meeting was well attended, people had excellent comments … Continue reading

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Email to State Senator Barry Finegold

Hi Barry, Thanks for returning my call.  As you will see from the data below, these apartment buildings produce an enormous revenue opportunity for  the  developers, and huge financial costs for the community.  This is  not a  housing issue, but a case … Continue reading

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Summaries from the Conservation Meeting held on 11/16/11

Written by Sean Bergen Hi all, Tammey and I, unbeknownst to either of us, independently produced summaries  of the bConservation Commission meeting held last night. Rather than try to combine the two, we thought simply providing both would provide a good  … Continue reading

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