Showing posts with label 704 Washington. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 704 Washington. Show all posts

Thursday, August 21, 2008

In the News - Brick, 704 Washington

Posted Aug 21, 2008 @ 12:14 AM


Town councilors voted yesterday to accept the Red Brick School from the School Department, with some saying they still hope to have it be used for education by another group.

The school was declared a surplus earlier this month by the School Committee, which sought to transfer ownership of the building to the town.

The motion passed 6-1, with Councilor Robert Vallee casting the opposing vote.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here


Posted Aug 20, 2008 @ 10:33 PM


The company owned by Councilor Joseph E. McGann and former Police Chief Lawrence Benedetto wants to withdraw its application for a retail development on Washington Street.

Their lawyer, Richard R. Cornetta Jr., made the request in a letter this week to the Zoning Board of Appeals, which votes on the matter tonight at 7:30.

McGann and Benedetto's proposal for a two-story 20,000-square-foot retail building met strong opposition from people living nearby. Mark Seifert, one of the leaders of a group called "It Does Not Fit, Do Not Permit," said he is pleased with the decision.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

704 Washington St Update

To those who have indicated to be notified about updates on the public hearings regarding the development at 704 Washington Street:

On August 18, 2008, Lajero LLC withdrew their application for variances. The application for variances were scheduled to be heard at a public hearing before the Town of Franklin Zoning Board of Appeals on August 21st . That hearing is cancelled. No other hearings are scheduled at this time. You will be notified (via email or by standard mail) in the future of any subsequent developments. Thank you for your interest in the matter. Refer to the website for details and future communications.

Thank you for your continued interest.

Mark and Julie Seifert
7 Jefferson Rd, Franklin, MA 02038

Saturday, August 2, 2008

"We don't want anything sneaky going on"

Posted Aug 01, 2008 @ 11:29 PM


Leaders of the citizens' group, "It Does Not Fit, Do Not Permit" say they will remain vigilant in opposing "irresponsible development" and keeping a watchful eye on developers.

About 50 members of the group descended upon the Zoning Board of Appeals July 24, to fight a commercial development plan Councilor Joseph McGann and former police chief Lawrence Benedetto proposed in January for 704 Washington St. The members expressed frustration that the two sought a second continuance and did not appear.

Following the meeting, McGann said, in a phone interview, that a sale of the property was in progress, and attorneys were ironing out a few formalities. McGann declined to name the prospective buyer or how they intend to use the property and said he and Benedetto would not provide any more details about the project. Benedetto has an unlisted phone number and could not be reached for comment.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

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Friday, July 25, 2008

704 Washington St

If you are coming here to look for where 704 Washington St is located, here is what the Town Planning Board map site shows:

Click on the image to go directly to the map site, type in "704 Washington" and you should get this as the result. I selected to show the zoning for this image which added the yellowish color to the map. The entry in the zone code box on the scroll for information is actually blank.

If you go to Google Maps, this is the satellite view for 704 Washington St.

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