Wednesday, September 29, 2021

FM #615 - Franklin (MA) Planning Board Meeting - 09/27/21 (audio)

FM #615 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 615 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares the Franklin, MA Planning Board meeting held on Monday, September 27, 2021. The recording was captured via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

Quick Recap:

  • Public hearing on 40 Alpine Row discusses multiple updates and continues to Oct 18 (in recording at approx. 38 seconds)

  • Public hearing on 5 Fisher St discusses multiple items and continues to Oct 18 (in recording at approx. 21 minutes)

  • Public hearing on Housing Production Plan (HPP), after clarifications on the "plan" as being Town based/Town controlled (not State), still requiring much work to make happen, and that the Planning Board would still "get a bite at the apple", the HPP is approved 5-0 roll call vote  (in recording at approx. 46 minutes)

  • Site plan modification request to split 2 plots into 3 approved by 5-0 vote via roll call  (in recording at approx. 1 hour 11 minutes)

  • Citizen comment on complete streets (begin approx. 1 hour 19 minutes)

 Links to the meeting agenda and associated documents are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 1 hour and 36 minutes, so let’s listen to the Planning Board meeting of Sep 27. Audio file ->


Planning Board agenda: 

Planning board meeting documents: 


My notes taken via Twitter during the meeting can be found


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FM #615 - Franklin (MA) Planning Board Meeting
FM #615 - Franklin (MA) Planning Board Meeting

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