Saturday, June 10, 2023

Economic Development Subcommittee hears of grants for Nu-Style clean up, discusses GR 5 & cannabis overlap zoning modification (video)

The Economic Development Subcommittee met on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 (prior to the Town Council meeting) and covered three key items as follows:

Quick recap:

  • Nu-Style property now has $600K to support its clean up from two sources; $100K from ARPA funds, and a new grant received for $500K. Thanks to Brian Taberner who has continued to write for grants for this brownfield project and persisted in that effort

  • General residential 5 (GR 5) zoning changes initially proposed to increase the impervious coverage for the property and for the property plus parking would be increased as well as reducing the setbacks required for multi-family 

    • Discussion around what percent the amounts should be, was currently, initially proposed to increase to 35, 45. 

    • Amendment to change to 50, 60, second; after discussion amendment revised to be 45,55, seconded, passes 3-1 (Jones no)

    • Recommendations as amended to move to the Council, passes unanimous 4-0

  • Cannabis overlay district; this is literally only a house cleaning of the map itself, nothing else in the bylaw changes. As businesses changed, this allowed for other changes with restrictions removed

Franklin TV YouTube video -> 

The agenda doc also includes remote participation info ->

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

Economic Development Subcommittee - Agenda for June 7, 2023  Meeting at 5:45 PM
Economic Development Subcommittee - Agenda for June 7, 2023  Meeting at 5:45 PM

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