Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"You can't just keep coming back with ideas and ideas"

The hearing has now been closed and the Planning Board will vote in April.
"We feel like we have given as much as we can on this project and (limiting the development to only) right turns out is a significant concession because it impacts his property and impacts his relationship with tenants," said Craig Ciechanowski, a Franklin attorney representing Daddario. 
But Yadisernia maintained that two fast food restaurants with drive-thrus would create too much traffic because the restaurants peak at the same time as the numbers of vehicles using Rte. 140 is the greatest, from 4 to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. 
And drivers might still illegally make a left turn out of the development or turn into other private businesses to reverse direction. There could also be problems at the light at Franklin Village Plaza because people exiting the new development would make a legal U-turn at that light to go toward downtown, Yadisernia said. 
"My contention is what's really hurting this project is having two (fast food) restaurants in this location," said Yadisernia, who reiterated his recommendation not to approve the project unless a fast food establishment is removed or its use changed. "That's where the stumbling block is. I personally think two fast food restaurants is too much."
Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/archive/x1840140563/Franklin-Wendys-Taco-Bell-proposal-tweaked#ixzz1Hym9DrWt

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