Board of Selectmen comments to Mass. Housing on The Commons at Weiss Farm
After reading the letter sent December18th by the Board of Selectmen to Mass Housing on The Commons at Weiss Farm I applaud the well thought out reasons for our town officials requesting Mass Housing to deny Corcoran’s application under Chapter 40B. See: http://www.stoneham-ma.gov/sites/stonehamma/files/file/file/project_sa-13-007_commons_at_weiss_farm.pdf
However we must remember that this is only the first step in the process and this developer may not quietly walk away. The reasons we have continually stated that this project is “TOO BIG” is not enough. We must consider that it would not be in keeping with the topography of our existing landscape as a community, stretch our town services to the brink and be utterly a disaster to our tax base since if built we would need a new fire station, new fire truck to accommodate 3 5-story structures, additional police and police cars as well as a need for new and improved traffic lights, water pipes, drainage etc. etc. The question then arises WHO PAYS???
We the homeowner’s, renters (rents will increase) and business community.
This development should not be done as it will affect the whole community since budgetary considerations will be made that could reduce the school budget, the library and other departments to offset the cost for additional services required to accommodate such a large development.
Let’s hope our Commonwealth and Mass Housing makes the right decision and denies this permit.