Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"concerns regarding a proposed development for Cook’s Farm"

The Town Council meeting will be an interesting one tonight given the reporting in the Milford Daily News today on a pre-meeting between the Citizens Committee and at least one member of the Planning Board..
Both the council and Citizens Committee believe the proposed development offers aesthetic and financial benefits to the town. 
However, Planning Board Chairman Anthony Padula opposes the project, saying it does not suit that area and could burden the town with increased traffic and costs if it results in more school-aged children. 
Padula said a smaller project — nine homes at most — would be a better fit for the parcel.
But Citizens Committee Chairman Larry Benedetto said the Cook’s Farm proposal presents several opportunities that the town cannot ignore. 
That area, he said, is viewed as a "gateway to Franklin," and Roux’s development, with its high-end condos, serves as a better welcome sign than a farm dotted with dilapidated buildings.

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x825421699/Franklin-Cook-s-Farm-project-debated-one-last-time#ixzz2hsNuTBq4

Related articles on the Cook's Farm proposal
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2013/10/contrary-to-theory-of-smart-growth.html

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2013/10/the-council-should-not-approve.html