Sunday, December 2, 2018

FM #154 - Economic Development meeting - Nov 28, 2018 (audio)

FM #154

This internet radio show or podcast is number 154 in the series for Franklin Matters.

This recording shares the Economic Development Subcommittee meeting held before the Town Council meeting on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

The discussion only covered the first agenda item. The key question is whether to modify the existing brewing distillery bylaw to remove the kitchen requirement. Do tap rooms, tasting rooms, really need to have a kitchen. Comparison with other breweries where the food requirement is not as restrictive.

After some discussion on what it would include or not, it was determined to need additional research from the Administration staff to bring back to the EDC for a better discussion.

1. Brewery, Winery, Distillery Bylaw Issues - food requirement
Future Meetings:
2. Clark, Cutler McDermott Rezoning
3. Housing - Generally
a. R7a. Over 55 Housing Overlayb. Inclusionary Zoning Discussionc. Multi-Family Housing in Residential V and Commercial 1d. Downtown extension/C1/Village District Discussione. Affordable Housing Plan
The next meeting was scheduled for Dec 12, at 5:45 PM (also before the Town Council meeting).

The total meeting recording runs just about 20 minutes. Without further ado, here is the audio recording.


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