Planning Board Recommends Independent Living Condos
The Archer Street project now goes to the Zoning Board of Appeals for approval.
The Planning Board on Tuesday voted to recommend the Archer Street project — 15 condos for people 55 and older on a 4.87-acre parcel of undeveloped land — to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The board members also requested that sidewalks be incorporated into the project.
The development, located near Vaughan Place, needs an independent living special permit, a site plan special permit and a frontage dimensional variance from the ZBA, said town Planner Pete Kane.
The developer, Ralph DiGiorgio, is scheduled to appear before the ZBA on Oct. 17.
On Tuesday, Planning Board members talked about the peer review of the project. The findings determined that the drainage study for the project was accurate, the town planner said.
Some minor calculations were off but not enough to call into question the accuracy of the study, he said.
The developer reduced the number of condos from 16 to 15, and said there would be no trucks off-loading material — excavated fill will be used on site.
At earlier board meetings neighbors expressed concerns about the project, including a fear that the building will exacerbate flooding problems for their homes.
But on Tuesday no abutters spoke for or against the project, the town planner said.
Editor's note: The original article had the wrong day, Wednesday, for the Planning Board meeting. It is now correctly stated above, Tuesday.