Public Hearing, February 26 ~ Zoning Bylaw Amendment to Increase Restaurant Size

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Planning Board’s public hearing on a zoning bylaw amendment to allow restaurants greater than 5,000 square feet has been rescheduled to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room at Town Hall, 10 Mudge Way.

Interested parties may offer testimony at the public hearing, or submit email or letters before 4 pm on February 26 that will be read into the record.

The hearing was originally scheduled for February 12 but was canceled because of weather.

A Pair of Last-Minute Bids Extend GSA Auction

By Julie McCay Turner

Yesterday’s high bid in the GSA auction for the Navy hangar prevailed until shortly before the auction was scheduled to end at 11:30 am CDT this morning.

Almost simultaneously, Bidders 4 and 6 each offered an additional $20,000 with bids entered at 09:48:17.0429 AM CDT and 09:48:17.0554 AM CDT.

Tri-Town Efficiency and Regionalization Transit Study ~ Public Meetings at noon and 7 pm on Monday, November 26

Submitted by the Town of Bedford

Public transportation is vital to the future of our region. The towns of Bedford, Burlington, and Lexington are currently evaluating the effectiveness of the current transit services operating in the three communities. The Tri-Town Efficiency and Regionalization Transit Study is a joint effort to assess the overall mobility needs of the three towns and identify possible coordination opportunities that could enhance transit service and efficiencies through shared resources.

Planning Board Addresses Housing Study and General Reconstruction Proposals

By Peter Manning

Bedford’s Planning Board met Tuesday, September 25 to comment on a recent Housing Strategic Study conducted by the Regional Housing Services Office (RHSO). The remaining agenda included a public hearing on several ongoing issues, most notably the Davis Road Boardwalk and an expansion to the commercial complex at 100 Crosby Drive.

Planning Board Addresses Housing Study and General Reconstruction Proposals

By Peter Manning

Bedford’s Planning Board met Tuesday, September 25 to comment on a recent Housing Strategic Study conducted by the Regional Housing Services Office (RHSO). Bedford’s Planning Board met Tuesday, September 25 to comment on a recent Housing Strategic Study conducted by the Regional Housing Services Office (RHSO).

Liz Rust, RHSO Director, and Housing Consultant Jen Goldson, (JM Goldson), began with a draft report on Bedford’s housing situation. They outlined four clear goals.

Back on the Planning Board Agenda: Phase II of Pine Hill Crossing, LLC

By Dot Bergin

Pine Hill Crossing LLC continues to be a “work in progress.”

Developer Fran DeCoste, TR/Advisors, accompanied by the team who will be working on the project-a civil engineer, an architect, and a landscape architect-came before the Planning Board for a public hearing on September 11 to present plans for adding 17 cottage style homes to the existing 5.16-acre site.

Page Place Trust Seeks to Add Garages and Create Buildable Lot

By Meredith McCulloch

At a Planning Board meeting on September 11, lawyers for the Page Place Condominium Trust cited increased safety as a primary reason for seeking to build 31 garages for residents. The garages would be in several small groups of 3-5 located to the rear and side of the existing buildings. Some would be located on space currently paved for parking. The style of the garages is described as consistent with the architectural style of the current buildings and similar to garages at Shawsheen Ridge Condominiums.

Planning Board Hears New Residential Proposal

By Jeffrey Epstein

A creative proposal for a small “village-style” residential complex came before the Planning Board August 14, an introduction designed to give the town plenty of notice and opportunity for input.

Attorney Pamela Brown of the Brown and Brown law firm presented the redevelopment concept on behalf of Steve and Jennifer Soillis. The lots involved are 330 South Road and 9 and 11 Summer Street, adjacent addresses at the intersection of South Road and Summer Street. Each address contains a single-family home, but there are also two barns in the back (the larger a 40’ x 80’ structure dating to 1920), and two garages. One of the buildings is a multi-family house with an office. Even though the zoning is primarily Residence C, there is a small area of Limited Business at the South Road frontage and some commercial uses.

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