The ZBA attorney just hired to assist with the Madalene Village proposals, turned to the audience and provided an overview of the regulations around the 40B legislation. One key concept is
"the need for the housing outweighs the local concerns"------
The following letter was submitted to the ZBA and summarizes the multiple concerns of the neighbors:
"The abutter community has many concerns with the Madalene Village development proposed for the 3.87 acre parcel of land abutting Cottage and Peck Street. As we have spoken to town officials and neighbors and reviewed the documentation provide by the developer, we have uncovered grave concerns with the proposal that would adversely impact the current residents of our neighborhood and also negatively affect the interests of the greater Franklin community.
Our concerns fall into the broad categories of environmental and conservation, safety of current residents, safety of future residents, health issues and matters of integration into the existing neighborhood. They are as follows:"
|a view of the 'intermittent drainage ditch' or stream from Peck St.|
Continue reading the full set of arguments in the embedded document:
The 40B resources on the MA.gov site can be found here
The Zoning Board of Appeals page on the official Town of Franklin website