"A controversial proposal to rezone a parcel on Summer Street to allow for denser residential development failed to pass at Wednesday's Town Council meeting.
A full audience of residents applauded as the measure did not garner the needed two-thirds majority to pass, with only five of the needed six "yes" votes.
The change would have affected the 11-acre parcel at 496 Summer St., altering its zoning from rural residential to a zone that would allow more residential units. Medway-based developer Grandis Homes indicated that they wished to put 34 single-family townhouses on the land. Developer representatives said the project would generate $270,000 in one-time permit fees, and about $250,000 per year."
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|snow covered trail in the Franklin Town Forest along Summer St|
The roll call votes was as follows:
- Dellorco - No
- Jones - No
- Vallee - Yes
- Pfeffer - Yes
- Mercer - Yes
- Padula - Yes
- Pellegri - No
- Kelly - yes
vote was 5 yes, 3 no, the measure fails to pass as it need 6 votes to pass