Monday, March 19, 2012
Our new segment asks readers their opinion on what should fill the space of vacancies in town.
Empty for some time, the properties at 61 and 65 West Main St. (across from Dunkin Donuts) in Northborough is for sale. The distressed building was formerly Pierce Gas station, and the property is being sold with the large white house that sits next to it. Together, the parcels make 3.54 acres. So, we ask, what would you like to see here?
Monday, February 27, 2012
The Zoning Board of Appeals holds a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 29, to discuss the proposed project at 130 Main St.
Monday, February 27, 2012
I am writing to you with concern of an oversized project located at 130 Main St, Northborough. Residents continue to raise concerns such as: have the parking requirements been met? Is there 20 percent open space? Where will kids play who live at the 12 apartments in the soon to be cut-through parking lot? The fire chief said it would be good to have an egress onto Brigham Street. He also stated not having an egress is possible if the builder reconfigures the site plan to include proper turning area for the fire apparatus. The abutters have requested no egress on to Brigham Street, as in the case of Route 20 and Hemlock Drive. Hemlock is a road that is wide, not heavily traveled, and has side walks. If this was denied then Brigham Street is…
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Commercial and residential properties are going up at 130 Main St.
A proposed project for 130 Main St., located at the corner of Brigham Street, has some residents concerned. The project proposed by Tim Shay LLC requires a variance and site plan approval to allow for a horizontal mixed use development containing 12 residential dwelling units and 12 880 square foot business use buildings. The plans call for exits on to Brigham Street and Route 20. Carol Chione lives directly across from the proposed plan, and says "There will be more traffic, more kids at schools and less trees for the environment." Choine said she is not the only resident opposed to the building. In fact, Selectman Aaron Hutchins commented that he had received calls regarding the plans. "I am more opposed to the roadway onto Brigham …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Crews are working frantically to knock down, and put up buildings on the corner a a shopping plaza on Main Street. What the heck is going there?
If you've driven down Main Street, surely you've noticed the major construction happening on the corner of West and Main, adjacent to the plaza that is home to Rocky's Ace Hardware, Brown's TV and Appliance, Tilz and Nicky D's Donuts. The Zoning Board of Appeals gave the OK to applicant Chuck Black of Kendall Homes for four parcels—269-273 Main St. One property was demolished, and another single home will be leveled to make make way for four mixed use commercial and residential buildings. On July 26, the ZBA voted to grant a special permit, groundwater protection overlay district to "allow a horizonal mixed-use development including four buildings, each with business use on the first floor and two, two-bedroom residential dwelling units on…
The cost of building has gone up, but the number hasn't.
According to city-data.com, here are the number of buildings constructed each year from1996 to 2010, along with the average cost of those buildings. Did you build a home in Northborough? If so, were you happy with the price, and the timing?