Episode 1046

FM #1046 - Economic Development Subcmte Mtg - 08/23/23

Published on: 26th August, 2023

This session of the radio show shares the Economic Development Subcommittee meeting held on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. 

Chair: M Hamblen, C Frongillo, P Sheridan, G Jones

Town Administration: J Hellen, B Taberner

Brief recap

  • Brief discussion around the proposal to change the zoning of 2 lots on King St near Fire Station 2 from residential to business. 
  • A few questions to clarify the matter considering the process and kind of business operation to be allowed were asked. These are more likely to be better understood/considered during the formal hearing process assuming the measure continues to get referred by the Town Council to the Planning Board. The Planning Board will review and make their recommendation back to the Council which in turn holds their own public hearings before voting on it.
  • One of the nuances on the timeline, by starting now, it could get completed (i.e. a final decision by the Council) before the November election, at which point if it was still in limbo, it would need to start all over.
  • The measure was approved by 4-0 to bring to the Town Council at the next meeting (Sep 6).

The recording runs about 18 minutes, so let’s listen to the Economic Development Subcmte discussion on Aug 23, 2023.


You may access the agenda for this meeting here: https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/agendas/edc_agenda_aug_23_2023.pdf 

Shared from ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/economic-development-subcommittee-meeting-august-23rd-2023 

My notes captured via Twitter during the meeting can be found in one PDF ->   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eVFLdGt46ZwOiBLGURB-X6aeax6QRdU3/view?usp=drive_link 

Franklin TV video replay -> https://www.youtube.com/live/oqw7ereD3uI 


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