Poll: Selectmen Discuss Greenwood Property in Closed Session
Take our poll on whether you agree with the Historical Commission's decision to invoke a delay to demolition of the former school on Greenwood Avenue.
One night after the Historical Commission voted to delay the Greenwood Avenue condos for nine months, the Selectmen met in executive session to discuss legal action that has already been filed against the project.
The Selectmen made no comment on their private discussion last Wednesday about the town's legal strategies on a lawsuit filed against the project.
Groom Construction is proposing to buy the old Middle School building from the town and tear it down. It would replace it with a 41-unit condominum building.
Some neighbors oppose the proposal and have hired attorneys. One of the attorneys, Carl Goodman, has filed a suit, challenging the zoning bylaw that the town enacted to make the project possible.
The Historical Commission voted for the delay in hopes of finding a way to preserve at least some of the building.
Developers argued that the old deteriorating building has limited historical significance left in the building and to preserve it would be at a cost much more than to demolish it.