FM #805 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 805 in the series.
This session of the radio show is the audio recording of the Franklin, MA Economic Development Subcommittee meeting conducted on Thursday, May 26, 2022. All four members of the subcommittee were eventually present and participated in the vote.
Town Administrator Jamie Hellen informed the subcommittee their objective in the meeting was not to pick a proposal but to determine a use case if we were to go forward with an RFP. After much discussion including input from representatives of the two expressions of interests actually received (some dozens of inquiries were also made), the recommendation was put forward to propose an RFP for residential housing, preferably affordable housing. The motion passed 3-1. The nay had attempted to amend the motion to include religious use but the amendment request was not seconded (hence it died).
The meeting runs about 65 minutes, so let’s listen in.
Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-805-economic-development-subcmte-mtg-05-26-22
1. Expressions of Interest results for the Old South Church on Washington Street
a. Expressions of Interest submitted
b. Expression of Interest solicitation document
c. 2020 Old South Church Existing Conditions report
d. 2015 Old South Church Existing Conditions report
e. Old South Church document website
Agenda doc -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/2022-05-26_edc_agenda_.pdf
My notes via Twitter ->
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