Site Review of Greenwood Project to Continue in September

At last wast week's Planning Board meeting talks focused on traffic and parking.


The site review of the proposed Fisherman's Watch condo project on Greenwood Avenue will continue next month following last week's review.

Last week, 28 members of the public signed the meeting sign-in sheet. Some of them voiced concerns about current traffic and parking problems, said Town Planner Pete Kane.

Officials suggested they relay those concerns to police and to the Traffic Study Committee.

As far as the Groom Construction proposal — to buy the old Middle School building from the town, tear it down and replace it with a 41-unit condominium building — discussion touched on items including the following:

  • The directional shine of headlights entering and exiting the building
  • The plan to include one instead of two entrances
  • The driveway's width
  • People speaking for and against the project

As the review continues, topics will be arranged and scheduled for discussion at specific times, the town planner said.

Some of these topics could include the proposed building's architecture or landscaping or influence on the neighborhood.

Meanwhile, the Historical Commission recently voted to invoke up to a nine-month delay to demolition of the former high school and middle school on the hill.

Members of the panel hope to preserve at least some of the property. 

Developers maintain the building has limited historical significance and to preserve it would cost much more than to demolish it. 

pamela boucher August 20, 2012 at 02:32 PM
well i hope the project gets done. more money for swampscott and more revenue from the taxes.


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