Support Builds for Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

By Meredith McCulloch

On October 10, the Planning Board voted unanimously to support Article 2, “Bedford’s Energy Assessment and Action Plan,” at the upcoming Special Town Meeting. The Selectmen and Finance Committee have also voted to support the article

It requests $75,000 for a study of energy use throughout the town and a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero in 50 years. Bedford would become a Net Zero community.

Planning Board Working Group to Consider Great Road Business District Proposals on October 17

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Zoning consultants RKG will meet with the Planning Board and its Working Group at 7:30 pm on October 17 to discuss a first draft of recommended new zoning bylaws for the business areas along The Great Road corridor. This work comes out of the studies, discussions and public forum that have been held since last fall. Click this link to view the proposal under consideration.

2017 Minuteman Bikeway User Survey Results

Submitted by the Minuteman Bikeway

More than 300 users of all types responded to the recent Minuteman Bikeway survey on how the towns (Arlington, Lexington, and Bedford) should prioritize bikeway changes to make your use safer and more comfortable. The results will be summarized and shared with town advisory committees and boards and in our next newsletter. The Bedford Friends of the Bikeway believe the actual users (all types and ages) need to be consulted foremost when the towns decide how to allocate their limited bicycle and pedestrian resources.

Planning Board Support Sought for Crosby Drive Hotel

By Meredith McCulloch

On September 12 the Planning Board heard a request for an Industrial Mixed Use Special Permit for the construction of a 5-story hotel at 39 Crosby Drive.with a separate coffee shop restaurant. The hotel would be located where Crosby Drive curves sharply toward Middlesex Turnpike. The plans include part of a property at 45 Crosby Drive now owned by Fuji Recording Media.

Pine Hill Crossing will be Ready to Rent/Lease in the Autumn

By Dot Bergin

If you’re driving along Pine Hill Road these days you’ve probably noticed activity at Pine Hill Crossing, the renovation project now underway on the site of the former Coast Guard housing. The Citizen recently had a peek inside one home that is being readied for lease as early as September 1 and toured two other homes in various stages of redevelopment. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes that is not apparent from the road!

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