Developers Going Back to Drawing Board for Proposed Condos on Pleasant Street

The Planning Board told the builders to move the building which had been planned to go on a town easement.


Developers of a 14-condo development proposed for 192 Pleasant St. must redo plans because the building would have sat on a town easement.

The building, proposed by Acton-based Burkhard Corp., would have gone on top of a section of the town's 50-foot-wide easement for a sewer line, Watertown's Director of Economic Development and Planning Steve Magoon said, according to a report on Boston.com

Plans call for the building to be made up of one- and two bedroom condos, according to the report.

Burkhard appeared before the Planning Board on Jan. 9 seeking a special permit to build the condo building. 

The building would be the latest housing development to be built in the Pleasant Street Corridor. Zoning for the area was changed by town officials to encourage redevelopment of the former industrial area near the bank of the Charles River. The site of the proposed condo building currently has an industrial building on it. 

The 192 Pleasant St. project will be back on the agenda at the Planning Board's Feb. 13 meeting.

See the whole Boston.com report by clicking here.

Watertown Resident January 15, 2013 at 03:33 PM
There was a dozen or more residents at this meeting who opposed plans for the current project. At least eight of them spoke against the project. It is a shame that residents concerns were not a part of this story.
Nathanael Pine January 15, 2013 at 04:12 PM
What about the needed real estate tax revenue this project would create whereas at one point there was nothing there?
Corey Dillon January 15, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Pleasant street is the dumping ground for development. No matter how many residents oppose the plans, not matter how ugly it looks, the board will approve it. Just wait until the Hartz-Mason buildings are in full occupency, the 40 units just before that...the proposed repton place units. Pleasant street will be 'the parking lot". The town needs the money to spend on other more important issues...like paying off victory field...the new baseball field on watertown street, new dumptrucks, etc
Watertown Resident February 13, 2013 at 03:56 PM
Nathanael, the current owner of the property at 192 Pleasant is indeed paying his taxes. So the town is not with out revenue here, they simply want more. Good try though.


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