The property was the subject of an RFP which did not receive any legal responses. It did receive one response but it arrived late and hence was disqualified. It did contain a proposal for more of a mixed use development including residential. The current zoning would prohibit residential. The discussion at the Economic Development Committee meeting concluded with the plan to propose the zoning change to include residential and then if approved, re-issue the RFP to see if there are more takers.
The owners abutting the property were sent the following information to help prepare for the discussion:
A whole lot of information on Franklin and, in particular, the Pond Street property can be found here
The Economic Development Committee meeting notes can be found here
The agenda for the Town Council meeting on Jan 7 (and all associated documents released for it) can be found here
Note: The meeting has a scheduled start of 6:00 PM. They will open the meeting, go to Executive Session with a return to open meeting after their discussion on the Fire Fighters Union contract.
|Franklin Planning and Community Development photo of Pond St property|