Hello everyone -
I am writing you because, in the past, you have been kind enough to be open to information on various issues in the Town. Currently, the Town Council is considering what to do with the old Town Hall, which now houses the Rec department, at the corner of Emmons and 140. This building is next to Davis Thayer, Dean College and is truly the "front door" to downtown.
There are basically two options: sell the property now or wait. The attached petition from the Franklin Downtwon Partnership makes a compelling argument for waiting, including the need to gather community input into what ultimately sits on this important piece of land as well as considering the needs of downtown businesses during the upcoming construction.
Please read the following petition and sign it electronically if you agree with the message. This petition is necessary because at both public meetings and in news interviews, a few members of the Council have indicated that they will move forward with commercial development despite protest from the community, concerns from businesses in the downtown, and other Councilors who expressed issues with rushing into commercial development without further research.
Please take a moment to support this message to the Town Council.
|150 Emmons St, the building under discussion|
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