Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The petitions are scheduled for hearing at the senior center, located at the back of Swampscott High School.
Two items that have drawn pointed questions and debate at past meetings are before the Zoning Board of Appeals tonight. The Archer Street proposal and a Humphrey Street condo proposal. The Archer Street project, which is near Vaughan Place, proposes 16 condos for people 55 and older on a 4.87-acre parcel of undeveloped land. Late last year the developer who plans to build the condos in the Foster's Pond area said he would have engineers design a drainage plan and present it to neighbors. Neighbors have in the past expressed worry about the project's influence on flooding in a neighborhood already plagued by flooding. The Humphrey Street condo project is for 267-69 Humphrey St. A notice for Wednesday's hearing states the developer is …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The meeting starts at 7 at the Senior Center behind Swampscott High.
The Planning Board's site review of the proposed Fisherman's Watch condo project on Greenwood Avenue continues tonight. The Groom Construction proposal is to buy the old Middle School building from the town, tear it down and replace it with a 41-unit condominium building. Last month's review with the Planning Board touched on items including the following: Remaining topics could include the project's influence on the Greenwood neighborhood, its landscaping and its architecture. In July the Historical Commission 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 …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Resident Fiona Barrett considers the proposal's impacts in this letter to the editor.
Friday, July 13, 2012
This is a letter to the editor from Fiona Barrett Thanks to the Planning Board for providing the open forum for discussion regarding the site plan review for 71 Greenwood Avenue. This is the first meeting we have received official notification as abutters to attend and we appreciate the opportunity to share as residents directly abutting the site. 41-Unit Building: Overall concern about the size of the proposed 41-unit construction and its impact on the immediate neighborhood. This plan is designed to add 41 new homes with 87 parking spaces into a small neighborhood that already experiences traffic & parking challenges. When school was in session here the impact was significant but we also knew it was not permanent due to peak in/out of …