Friday, December 16, 2022

Economic Development Plus Cmte Mtg hears the ins and outs of 40R (audio)

FM #899 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 899 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares the audio recording of the Economic Development Subcommittee & Steering Committee meeting held on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 in the Council Chambers with all 7 members participating in person in the Council Chambers.

“Franklin For All” Steering Committee (or EDC Plus)

  • Chair Melanie Hamblen, Glenn Jones, Cobi Frongillo, Pat Sheridan (Town Council)

  • Greg Rondeau, Beth Wierling (Planning Board) 

  • Bruce Hunchard (Zoning Board of Appeals)

Quick recap:

As best summarized by member (& ZBA Chair) Bruce Hunchard, basically you (the Town) is better off waiting for a developer to come forward and work together on a 40R than to create a 40R district or overlay zone. Or do like Shrewsbury did, solicit proposals for 40R and pick a developer to work with on a specific proposal. This effectively restates what Mark Bobrowski discussed during his presentation.

The recording of the meeting runs 58 minutes.   

Audio file ->


The agenda doc includes remote connection info ->    

The presentation was made Mark Bobrowski.

a. Chapter 40R - Smart Growth Zoning & Housing Production

i. 40R Article  ->

ii. 40R PowerPoint  ->

Franklin TV YouTube video ->

My notes captured via Twitter during the meeting (in 1 PDF file)


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Economic Development Subcommittee & Steering Committee Meeting
Economic Development Plus Cmte Mtg hears the ins and outs of 40R (audio)

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