Thursday, March 14, 2013
The 14-unit complex on Pleasant Street faced stiff opposition from neighbors.
The Planning Board denied approval of a condo building proposed for 192 Pleasant Street Wednesday night after residents of the area strongly opposed the project. The board voted 3-1 on the special permit for a site plan review requested by developers Burkhard Corp. of Acton, but the project required support from at least four of the five board members to be approved, according to Gideon Schreiber, a senior planner in the Watertown Planning Department. Planning Board member Linda Tuttle-Barletta cast the one no vote, and one member was absent. At the meeting, many residents spoke to the Planning Board about why they did not want to see the building in their neighborhood, according to a report in on Boston.com. Among the complaints …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Two neighbors of the 192 Pleasant Street development write that the project will harm their neighborhood.
Tuesday, January 15
Dear Editor, I am writing in response to your story about the recent Planning Board meeting discussing the proposed development project at 192 Pleasant Street which ran in the Patch on January 14, 2013. I was surprised and disappointed to see that your article made no mention of the many, vocal residents who were at this meeting to oppose the project in its current form. Your article leaves the reader with the false sense that residents have only cosmetic concerns about the building. On the contrary, after hearing arguments from both sides of this issue at the meeting, all present know that concerns were raised and continue to exist about crucial elements of the planned development, namely: Other concerns residents raised included the …
Monday, January 14, 2013
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 …