Corcoran Company attempts new face-lift for Weiss Farm

Amazing Grace!!!!!!  The Corcoran Company has attempted to “face wash” the proposed development at Weiss Farm.  Reducing height, creating more open space, underground parking for one building and mixed housing in form of town houses at the entrance are suppose to appease the residence of Stoneham.   See http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2014/01/26/proposal-modified-for-residential-develo...


Are we missing the picture here people!!!!! Do these changes alleviate soil erosion, existing drainage, heavy onslaught on town services and excessive traffic conditions?


Corcoran Company please realize you are dealing with a community that has an IQ over 100 and know that these changes are not addressing the in depth problems such a development will create on our schools, our emergency services and public works.   Think again please and withdraw from building this development.

Mary Lou Bracciotti January 27, 2014 at 08:40 AM
Corcoran's new plan is an insult to this community. He has presented nothing that displays any sensitivity to sentiments expressed by the residents of Stoneham. It is plain to see that we do not want a housing project, high-rise buildings, or any of his plans that do nothing to protect the neighborhood or the wetland on which he proposes to build. We need to realize the detrimental effects this project can have on Stoneham. We, along with our town officials, must work to prevent the impending disaster of the Corcoran onslaught.
Paula B Sarno January 27, 2014 at 04:10 PM
What is the attorney doing for us in this new step by Corcoran Company. Everyone is very quiet in town. Inquiring minds want to know what town officials and legal representation is doing since town meeting allocated $250,000 of our tax dollars to prevent this kind of action by a developer!!!!!!!!!! Since this is a new proposal do we have a chance to refute or is Mass Housing taking just what the developer brings to review and not community feedback.
Melisa Passanisi Thorne January 28, 2014 at 10:36 AM
The actual letter with the amended proposal is here:http://www.stoneham-ma.gov/sites/stonehamma/files/file/file/corcoran_ltr_14_1_13.pdf According to the website, the plan can be seen at the BOS office.
Camille January 28, 2014 at 11:10 AM
I question why Mass Housing even allowed a revision of the original plan. Does the developer get to keep changing it until the town cries "uncle"? What is the purpose of the period in which residents can send letters to the agency if, by this action, they are clearly on the side of the developer? Mass Housing needs to come clean as to what its real purpose is, other than a rubber stamp for developers.
Kathleen Dasho January 28, 2014 at 01:31 PM
I'm not surprised. It seems to me that the town is desperate for money, having done very little to encourage a bustling downtown area. So an already choked Franklin Street is now going to become grid-locked if this happens. Where's the traffic study? You cannot even get out of your street if you live off Franklin between 7:30 am and 8:30 am, let alone a Saturday. This is insane.
Russ January 28, 2014 at 01:33 PM
This begs the question - is anyone representing the interests of Stoneham residents? Why are so few people reading and commenting on this blog entry? Why are town officials not being held accountable? This is yet another case of lead, follow or get out of the way! Thanks to Mary Lou, Paula, Melisa and Camille for their constant vigilance and effectiveness.


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