Monday, June 16, 2014

What's going in at the rockpile?

The 'rockpile' near the entrance of Chestnut Ridge as you come into Franklin westbound on RT 140 is undergoing some site prep work. I recall some meetings where it was discussed putting a food market there but had lost track of what was approved. It sat unused and untouched until recently when the construction fences were straightened up, some signs appeared and then earth moving equipment appeared.

fencing along RT 140 around site

As I usually go by the site early in the morning on the weekend, no one is working. I reached out to the Planning and Community Development Dept and received the following answer from Beth Dahlstrom, the Town Planner.
"It is a congregate living facility at 485 East Central Street, approved by the Planning Board on April 22, 2013.  The details of the facility are described in the attached public hearing notice."

The following notice will be published in the Milford Daily Newspaper on
Monday, March 11, 2013 and again on Monday, March 18, 2013

In accordance with the Town of Franklin Zoning By-Laws, the Franklin Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the Town Council Chambers of the Franklin Municipal Building, 355 East Central Street, for a Site Plan application titled “Franklin Retirement Residence” dated March 6, 2013, prepared by Midpoint Engineering & Consulting and submitted by Lenity Group, LLC, 3159 Kettle CT, SE, Salem, OR 97301. The site is approximately 9.51 acres and is located at 485 East Central Street in the Commercial II Zoning District (Assessor’s Map 284 Lot 006). The applicant is proposing to build a 136-unit congregate living facility for seniors who are still ambulatory but in need of some support. The proposed building design includes wing ends and a building center that steps down from 3-, to 2- to 1-story; in addition, there are 87 parking spaces proposed, landscaping, drainage and associated infrastructure. 
Please contact the Department of Planning and Community Development at (508) 520-4907 if you require further information or if you need to make arrangements to provide translation services for the hearing impaired, or for persons with language barriers. 
Copies of the plan and supporting documentation may be reviewed in the Department of Planning and Community Development during regular office hours.

Anthony Padula, Chairman

fence sign on Chestnut Ridge Dr
fence sign on Chestnut Ridge Dr

working road added to top of 'rockpile'
working road added to top of 'rockpile'

view within the gates
view within the gates

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