Thursday, March 21, 2013
Resident Mark Aisenberg says Pete Abair is the right candidate for the Sudbury Planning Board.
I'm writing to offer an endorsement of Pete Abair for Sudbury Planning Board. Pete is a neighbor and friend with whom I've had many hours of discussion about the town and its direction. I believe Pete holds practical, commonsense views on development in town. Pete believes that development and density are not inherently good or bad, but rather that they are appropriate in some areas of town and not others, and that we can actively guide development to meet the needs of the residents. Increasing density and encouraging both residential and commercial development along Route 20 make sense. Putting large residential developments in quiet neighborhoods, or on wetlands, does not. Pairing increases in density with improvements to our …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Peter Abair announces his candidacy for Planning Board
I'm honored to be a candidate for Sudbury's Planning Board. I served on Watertown’s Planning Board before moving with my family to Sudbury five years ago. I am a former Director of the Massachusetts Division of Municipal Development, Massachusetts Office of Business Development, and Department of Economic Development. I currently hold volunteer positions on the Route 20 Sewer Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) and the Housing Trust. I know I can bring this experience to good use in service to the people of Sudbury as a member of the Planning Board. The planning issues we see today in Sudbury are certainly challenges, but no more so than those faced by our predecessors in Sudbury’s 375 years. Sudbury is our home and it is worthy of our …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Craig Lizotte announces his candidacy for Planning Board.
My name is Craig Lizotte and I am asking for your support in my candidacy for a seat on the Sudbury Planning Board. I have lived in Sudbury with my wife and son since 2005 and currently serve as an Associate Member of the Sudbury Planning Board. I have over 20 years of civil and environmental engineering experience in the field of land development, am a Registered Professional Engineer in three states including Massachusetts and am a Principal at the firm of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB) where I help lead our Land Development Practice. In my professional life I often find myself helping to shape projects to allow them to successfully move forward in a manner that is consistent with regulatory and environmental constraints and meet the …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Now that medical marijuana is legal, town officials discuss studying the effects a dispensory would have in Sudbury.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Board also holds a hearing on storm-water management for Mahoney Farms and ponders a change to permitting requirements to own poultry.
The new owners of the Village Green shopping and professional complex, located at 29 Hudson Road, received the latest in a series of positive receptions from town committees during a presentation of their plans for the property to the Sudbury Planning Board on Wednesday. The Board of Selectmen lately indicated its likely approval of the project, which will make over the complex to attract new shops, restaurants, and medical offices, and the Planning Board now intends to add its own endorsement to the plan. Like the Selectmen did in a recent public hearing, however, the Planning Board stressed to the new owners that ongoing design discussions would be needed with the town. Members were surprised, for example, that the plans didn’t call for…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Pat Brown announces candidacy for Sudbury Planning Board.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
My name is Pat Brown, and I am announcing my candidacy for Planning Board. Our family moved to Sudbury in 1994. It is by far the loveliest place I have ever lived. My two sons were educated in Sudbury’s excellent schools, with my younger graduating in 2009. I recently retired, having spent 25 years in the software industry, primarily in communications software support for companies including Prime, Banyan, and Cisco Systems. My professional experience highlights the need really to understand a problem and its ramifications before attempting to fix it, balanced against the need to provide substantial relief as quickly as possible. In 2004, I was appointed to Sudbury’s Rail Trail Conversion Advisory Committee. I became sole chair in 2006. …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Organization wants to amend the town's Zoning Bylaw to allow construction of a new affordable housing development without a comprehensive permit.
The Sudbury Planning Board met Thursday night to hear B'nai B'rith's request to rezone the Mercury Property at 189 Boston Post Road. B'nai B'rith, the most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights, and advocacy organization, has been going through the legal procedure to develop the property into an affordable housing complex for seniors age 55 and older. The project, if completed, will be named The Coolidge at Sudbury, after the original owners of the property, who built on the land in the early 1800s. B’nai B’rith’s lawyer, Joshua M. Fox, of Rollins, Rollins and Fox, said that B’nai B’rith wants to amend the town’s Zoning Bylaw. In essence, they want to change the definition of a residential care facility in the bylaw so that it …
Friday, November 12, 2010
Neighbors voice concerns, Planning Board "impressed" with progress of plans presented at Wednesday meeting.
Neighbors and abutters of a proposed subdivision off Old Lancaster Road voiced various concerns about the project, with Planning Board members agreeing to consider the issues presented but saying they feel the plans are moving forward smoothly. In a public hearing at the Wednesday night Planning Board meeting at Town Hall for the Pine Grove subdivision, concerns included privacy trees, stormwater management and whether to include a walkway in the subdivision. According to surveyor Tom DiPersio, the subdivision will comprise five lots on a cul-de-sac off Old Lancaster Road. In addition to the five homesites, said DiPersio, the site will include approximately two acres of undeveloped space at the rear of the property to adjoin Hop Brook. …