Too late for FOLQ articles

Oct 14, 2020 by

Published October 14, 2020 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — It appears that two zoning articles submitted for the November 7 Regular Town Meeting targeted at prohibiting residential development at 200 Quannapowitt Parkway will not go forward. While the articles were turned in by the Friends of Lake Quannapowitt (FOLQ) before the closing date for the Town Meeting warrant, zoning articles entail additional processes with time requirements that cannot be met at this late date. According to the Planning Board, the articles were not turned in in time for the Planning Board to post and hold the required public hearing before Town Meeting. In a statement submitted to the Daily Item and published on Monday, Oct. 12, FOLQ outlined its opposition to Cabot Cabot & Forbes yet-to-be-filed plans to create a large residential apartment complex at...

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Busy week for town boards

Oct 13, 2020 by

Published in the October 13, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — It may be a short week from a municipal perspective but it will be a busy one despite the Columbus Day holiday, as most of the town’s major boards and committees will be meeting and a number of significant issues will be addressed. The Planning Board kicks things off at 7 p.m. tonight. The agenda includes a public hearing on a Zoning Bylaw change requested by The Savings Bank as well as individual petitioners. The change would allow the Zoning Board of Appeals to allow, by special permit, reductions and/or increases in the dimensional requirements for bank buildings in the business district. The legal notice with the full text of the requested bylaw change is posted on the town’s web site along...

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FOLQ opposes planned Lake development...

Oct 12, 2020 by

Published in the October 12, 2020 edition. The following was submitted by the Friends of Lake Quannapowitt. WAKEFIELD — Friends of Lake Quannapowitt (FOLQ) remain opposed to a 485-unit housing development being planned for construction on the site of 200 Quannapowitt Parkway (formerly American Mutual/Comverse). Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, a large Boston development corporation, is expected to file for a zoning Special Permit to build “Multi-Residence Housing” on the shores of Lake Quannapowitt. Based on the developer-led focus group meetings held over the past 6 months, FOLQ fundamentally views the introduction of urban-density housing on the shores of our lake as being inherently detrimental to the lake-environment and the public enjoyment of our parklands. Lake Quannapowitt and its surrounding green spaces attract many hundreds of people daily for a welcome escape from the pressures...

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