Showing posts with label zoning board of appeals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label zoning board of appeals. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Economic Development Subcmte recommends next lot line changes; the "Plus" Cmte gets into housing density proposal, will pick up again at Nov 30 meeting (audeo)

FM #882 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 847 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the audio recording of the Economic Development Subcommittee meeting held on Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022 in the Council Chambers.  


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

Chair Melanie Hamblen, Glenn Jones, Cobi Frongillo, Pat Sheridan

Greg Rondeau, Beth Wierling, and Bruce Hunchard

 

First - purely an economic development item - the next set of lot line zoning map adjustments. A continuing project and this is the next set of changes. The item after discussion was recommended to the Council for review and consideration.

 

Second - for the Plus side of the committee as it attempted to cover two zooning bylaw proposals that are an outcome of the Franklin For All study as well as part of the MBTA Community planning required. The committee got into a good discussion on one of the two changes proposed, did not get into the second and will pick up the discussion at their Nov 30 meeting.


The recording of the meeting runs just over an hour

Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-882-economic-development-subcmte-plus-mtg-11-16-22


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The EDC Agenda and released documents ->

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/11-16-22_edc_agenda.pdf

 

My notes captured via Twitter during the meeting are found in one threaded PDF file -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bi19ZIVetLhT2xN0aeJcbltU72XRlZe0/view?usp=share_link

 

Franklin TV's video replay of this session is available ->

https://youtu.be/ZntsmoNK7ss


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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the "Plus" Cmte gets into housing density proposal
the "Plus" Cmte gets into housing density proposal


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Public Hearing Notice: 237 Pleasant St (St John's Episcopal & The Community Builders - 64 units)

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Franklin Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public/remote hearing on November 3, 2022 at 7:30pm via Zoom Platform. Please go to
Franklinma.gov to view meeting access under ZBA Agenda.

Time: 7:45PM

Applicant: St. John’s Episcopal Church of Franklin and The Community Builders Inc.
Address of Subject Property: 237 Pleasant Street (Map 267, Lot 009)

Zoning District: SFR III
Petition Type: Comprehensive Permit
Zoning By-Law Sections: N/A

Reason for Denial: Applicant is seeking a building permit to construct a 64 unit multi-family development. The building permit is denied without a Comprehensive Permit from the ZBA. 

An Appeal from the decision of the Board of Appeals may be made by any person aggrieved pursuant to MGL Chap. 40A, Section 17 as amended, within twenty (20) days after the date of the filing of the notice of decision with the City Clerk. All records and files for this project can be viewed in the Building Department on the 1st floor of the Franklin Municipal Building during regular business hours. Franklin Zoning Board of Appeals: (508) 520-4926. Any person or organization so wishing will be afforded the opportunity to be heard. The hearing is accessible to persons with physical disabilities.



St John's affordable housing proposal
St John's affordable housing proposal

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Economic Development Subcmte hears timeline on Franklin For All projects; reviews & forwards parking changes to Council (audio)

FM #847 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 847 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the audio recording of the Economic Development Subcommittee meeting held on Wednesday, Sep 21, 2022 in the Council Chambers.  


“Franklin For All” Steering Committee 

Chair Melanie Hamblen, Glenn Jones, Cobi Frongillo, Pat Sheridan

Greg Rondeau, Beth Wierling, and Bruce Hunchard



Quick recap:

Franklin For All portion

  • Full steering committee reviewed the priority listing and time line developed by Planning and Community Development Dept after the steering committee had set the priorities for the Franklin For All recommendations during their August meeting

  • Much of the discussion was around clarification on what was included, what was not, and why

Parking bylaw proposal portion of meeting

  • Just the Council members remainder on the dias for the longer section of the meeting around the parking proposals (B Wierling did move to the audience and ended upon commenting on the proposal as a resident)

  • There was much discussion and input from community and business members on aspects of the proposal

  • The subcommittee voted to move the recommendations forward to the Council with a variety of votes. At first they attempted to move all forward, by a 4-0 vote. When they were advised it was complete, a more refined set of votes on aspects of the proposals results in 3-1 votes (Hamblen, Frongillo, Sheridan for; Jones against). Another motion for an amendment (for residential parking) by Sheridan did not get a second so it died there. One of the proposed amendments (from Frongillo) was to expand the role of the Town Administrator to set more than just the rates. This was objected to (by Jones) and the resulting discussion did not result in a vote

  • The proposals will come before the Council at one of the October meetings


The recording of the meeting runs about 2 hours and 15 minutes

Audio file ->  
https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-847-economic-development-subcmte-mtg-09-21-22



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Meeting agenda doc -> 

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/09-21-22_edc_agenda.pdf 


Franklin TV YouTube video -> https://youtu.be/0juF7Nd2ngk 


My notes taken via Twitter and captured in one PDF can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V880A9wPIyLuq-GjD9f6AJ0mYbGIzwrs/view?usp=sharing


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Economic Development Subcmte hears timeline on Franklin For All projects; reviews & forwards parking changes to Council (audio)
Economic Development Subcmte hears timeline on Franklin For All projects; reviews & forwards parking changes to Council (audio)

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

What is 40b? Why is Town of Franklin proposing a "Friendly 40b" Process?

From Mass Housing - https://www.masshousing.com/programs-outreach/planning-programs/40b 


Chapter 40B, the Commonwealth's regional planning law, promotes responsible housing growth by creating a streamlined permitting process for eligible projects that utilize subsidized financing, and that meaningfully accommodate lower-income residents.

Since its passage in 1969, Chapter 40B has supported almost all affordable housing construction in Massachusetts outside of the Commonwealth's largest cities. Approximately 70,000 total units have been produced under Chapter 40B, of which over 35,000 units are restricted to households making less than 80% of the area median income (AMI).

Chapter 40B promotes regional planning solutions and new housing consistent with local and regional planning needs. The law balances the regional need for affordable housing development with local public health, public safety, design, and environmental welfare needs.

The statute allows eligible affordable housing developments to receive a comprehensive permit, even when projects require waivers of local zoning. In cities and towns that achieve certain affordable housing production goals, zoning boards of appeal may reject 40B proposals without facing an appeal from the developer, giving those communities great discretion over 40B development. Municipalities that have not achieved minimum affordable housing production thresholds have a more limited ability to reject 40B proposals.

The Town of Franklin is currently over the 10% minimum affordable housing and wants to stay that way, hence they are proposing a “friendly 40b’ process to help foster affordable housing growth. 


The Friendly 40b proposal can be found

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/friendly_chapter_40b_process.docx.pdf 


Franklin’s Housing Production Plan https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/franklin_housing_production_plan_-_final_with_approval_ltr.pdf 


Franklin’s Master Plan update in 2020 (overall plan is due for revision in 2023)

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/masterplan_update_materials.pdf 


What is 40b? Why is Town of Franklin proposing a "Friendly 40b" Process?
What is 40b? Why is Town of Franklin proposing a "Friendly 40b" Process?

Monday, January 10, 2022

Economic Development Subcommittee "Plus" Mtg - 01/05/22 (audio)

FM #692 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 692 in the series. 

This shares the Economic Development Subcommittee meeting that was held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

The meeting was started in a hybrid mode; all four committee members were participating with the MAPC representatives participating via the Zoom connection. Some public participants and the Town Administration staff were in person. Other public participants were able to via the Zoom conference bridge. 

Links to the meeting agenda and my notes are in the show notes.  This recording misses approx. the first 15 minutes and runs about 47 minutes. 

Let’s listen to the Economic Development Subcommittee meeting for Jan 5, 2022.

Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-692-economic-development-subcommittee-plus-mtg-01-05-22


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Meeting agenda 

https://franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/1-5-22_edc_agenda.pdf

 

Presentation document shared during the meeting

(not yet available) https://www.mapc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Frankling-for-All-Steering-Committee-Meeting-1-Presentation.pdf


My notes captured via Twitter and shared here in summary form

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/01/recap-economic-development-subcommittee.html 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

 

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------

You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Emma Battalgia, Senior Housing and Land Use Planner from MAPC
Emma Battalgia, Senior Housing and Land Use Planner from MAPC

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Economic Development Subcommittee - Agenda - Jan 5, 2022

Economic Development Subcommittee Meeting
Agenda & Meeting Packet
January 5, 2022 - 5:45 PM

Meeting will be held at the Municipal Building
2nd floor, Council Chambers
355 East Central Street


Agenda:
1. EDC + Steering Committee: Franklin For All
a. Presentation and Discussion from MAPC about the “Franklin For All” zoning reform project for Downtown Commercial zoning district and C-1 zoning district (Franklin Crossing).


Agenda document -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/1-5-22_edc_agenda.pdf

 

Economic Development Subcommittee - Agenda - Jan 5, 2022
Economic Development Subcommittee - Agenda - Jan 5, 2022

Sunday, September 6, 2020

FM #343 Town Council - Building Dept Update - 9/02/20 (audio)

FM #343 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 343 in the series. 

This session shares a key segment of the Franklin, MA Town Council meeting held on Wednesday, Sep 2, 2020. The meeting was conducted via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

Chair Tom Mercer opened the meeting on schedule at 7:00 PM. After 

  • A statement on the election results of Sep 2
  • Two citizens comments
  • Approval of minutes of 7/29/20 meeting
  • Public hearing for lot line changes

Gus Brown, Building Commissioner, presents an update on the work his department conducts in coordination with Inspections, Zoning Board of Appeals and others. The segment includes the Council comments and questions following the presentation.

The show notes contain links to the meeting agenda and to the presentation document.

This meeting segment runs just about 56 minutes, so let’s listen to the presentation and discussion on the Building Department

Audio file:  https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HW4JwKLK


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial. 

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

------------------

You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

 

FM #343 Town Council - Building Dept Update - 9/02/20 (audio)
FM #343 Town Council - Building Dept Update - 9/02/20 (audio)

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities in DPW, Zoning Board of Appeals, Facilities, Fire Dept

Job Opportunities

To apply for a vacant position, please submit a resume and cover letter to apply@franklinma.gov.  Please put the job title in the subject line of your email.  

  • ON CALL SNOW SHOVELERS - Come work on an on call basis for the DPW and help us keep school and town sidewalks clean!
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/shoveler-posting.pdf
 
  • Clerk 2 - Zoning Board of Appeals (Building & Inspections, Health, Planning and Conservation Offices) 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/clerk2-buildingandinspections-zba-jobposting-nov2019.pdf
  • Heavy Motor Equipment Operator - Department of Public Works 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/hmeo-external-posting-october252019.pdf
  • Part-Time and Substitute Custodian positions - Facilities Department 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/part-time.and-substitute-custodians-oct252019.pdf
  • Firefighter/Paramedics - The Town of Franklin's Fire Department is in the Massachusetts Civil Service system. 
    • If you are currently a Firefighter/Paramedic in a Civil Service community and are interested in working for Franklin, send a resume and cover letter to apply@franklinma.gov
    • Please note: new hires must have and maintain a paramedic certification and complete an Associate's Degree within 5 years of the date they are hired.   
If you do not have a resume, you may send a completed Application for Employment instead.  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/application_for_employment_-_town_of_franklin.pdf
To receive notifications of all job opportunities in the Town of Franklin, subscribe here
https://www.franklinma.gov/subscribe

Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities in DPW, Zoning Board of Appeals, Facilities, Fire Dept
Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities in DPW, Zoning Board of Appeals, Facilities, Fire Dept

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Town of Franklin Job Opportunities with ZBA, DPW, Facilities, and Fire Dept

Job Opportunities

To apply for a vacant position, please submit a resume and cover letter to apply@franklinma.gov.  Please put the job title in the subject line of your email.  
  • Clerk 2 - Zoning Board of Appeals (Building and Inspections, Health, Planning and Conservation Offices) 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/clerk2-buildingandinspections-zba-jobposting-nov2019.pdf
  • Heavy Motor Equipment Operator - Department of Public Works 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/hmeo-external-posting-october252019.pdf
  • Part-Time and Substitute Custodian positions - Facilities Department 
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/part-time.and-substitute-custodians-oct252019.pdf
  • Firefighter/Paramedics - The Town of Franklin's Fire Department is in the Massachusetts Civil Service system
    • If you are currently a Firefighter/Paramedic in a Civil Service community and are interested in working for Franklin, send a resume and cover letter to apply@franklinma.gov
    • Please note: new hires must have and maintain a paramedic certification and complete an Associate's Degree within 5 years of the date they are hired.   
If you do not have a resume, you may send a completed Application for Employment instead.
To receive notifications of all job opportunities in the Town of Franklin, subscribe here  https://www.franklinma.gov/subscribe 

Town of Franklin Job Opportunities with ZBA, DPW, Facilities, and Fire Dept
Town of Franklin Job Opportunities with ZBA, DPW, Facilities, and Fire Dept

Monday, July 15, 2019

Zoning Board of Appeals - Public Hearing Notices for Aug 1 meeting

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has three new public hearings scheduled for their meeting August 1, 2019. The full agenda for the meeting is not yet published.


At: 7:30 PM
Applicant: Paul D’Amelio
Address of Subject Property: 349 East Central Street(Map & Lot: 240-198-000-000)
Petition Type: Variance
To Allow: Applicant is seeking to site a propane refilling station. The use is denied without a Variance from the ZBA.

Public Hearing Notice
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/349_east_central_street_legal_ad_0.pdf

At: 7:35 PM
Applicant: Richard and Doreen Johnson
Address of Subject Property: 394 Coronation Drive(Map & Lot: 240-160-000-000)
Petition Type: Variance
To Allow: Applicant is seeking to construct a garage addition that is 36.5’ from the front setback where 40’ is required. The building permit is denied without a Variance from the ZBA

Public Hearing Notice
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/394_coronation_drive_legal_ad.pdf

At: 7:40 PM
Applicant: James Thornhill/Trooper Inc.
Address of Subject Property: 13 Brookfield Road (Map & Lot: 240-198-000-000)
Petition Type: Variance
To Allow: Applicant is seeking to construct a 16’ X 16’ addition that is 13.1’ from the left side yard setback where 25’ is required and to construct a covered porch that is 8.4’ from the right side yard setback where 25’ is required. The building permit is denied without a Variance from the ZBA.

Public Hearing Notice
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/13_brookfield_road_legal_ad.pdf


Zoning Board of Appeals - Public Hearing Notices for Aug 1 meeting
Zoning Board of Appeals - Public Hearing Notices for Aug 1 meeting


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Zoning Board of Appeals - July 18, 2019 - Agenda

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has several new public hearings scheduled for their meeting on Thursday, July 18.


At: 7:30 PM
Applicant: Seven Crestwood Drive Realty Trust – Vernon Yergation Trustee Address of Subject Property: 7 Crestwood Drive (266-081-000-000) Petition Type: Special Permit
To Allow: Applicant is seeking to convert an addition into an accessory dwelling unit. The building permit is denied without a Special Permit from the ZBA.




At: 7:35 PM
Applicant: Lawrence Benedetto
Address of Subject Property: 122 Chestnut Street (280-077-000-000)
Petition Type: Commercial II
To Allow: Applicant is seeking to construct a multi-family structure that is 15’ from the side setback where 30’ is required. The building permit is denied without a variance from the ZBA.



https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/122_chestnut_street_2-_legal_ad.pdf





At: 7:40 PM
Applicant: Nicholas Palmieri
Address of Subject Property: 15 Highland Street (Map & Parcel: 268-009-000-000)
Petition Type: Variance
To Allow: Applicant is seeking to construct a farmer’s porch that is 19.2’ from the front setback where 30’ is required. The building permit is denied without a variance from the ZBA.




At: 7:45 PM
Applicant: Paul Young
Address of Subject Property: 511 East Central Street (Map & Parcel: 284-007)
Petition Type: Special Permit
To Allow:    Applicant is seeking to operate an animal training daycare, kennel and grooming facility.
 

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/511_east_central_street_-_legal_ad.pdf





At: 7:50 PM
Applicant: John Alger
Address of Subject Property: 7 Bacon Street (Map & Parcel: 303-055)
Petition Type: Variance
To Allow: Applicant is seeking to construct a 2-car garage that is 20.02’ from the front setback where 40’ is required. The building permit is denied without a variance from the ZBA.



https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/7_bacon_street_-_legal_ad.pdf


The complete ZBA agenda can be found online
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/07-18-2019_agenda.pdf



Zoning Board of Appeals - July 18, 2019 - Agenda
Zoning Board of Appeals - July 18, 2019 - Agenda