|

Open -minded

070513 cartoon rsSouthborough – When it comes to new construction requirements, not everyone agrees on the definition of “open space.”  Recently in Southborough, the Planning Board decided to remove the “Open Space Residential Development” bylaw from an upcoming proposed zoning overhaul following opposition from the Open Space Preservation Commission (OSPC).

Although the commission is clearly in support of maintaining open space, members said the proposed bylaw does not completely address all concerns when it comes to residential development.  Any ambiguity could result in developers interpreting the guidelines in a way that maximizes profit but doesn’t adequately protect open space.

Rather than completely tossing aside the bylaw, OSPC members said they will now work on it. The proposed overhaul is due to come before the voters at Town Meeting this fall.

 

Short URL: http://www.communityadvocate.com/?p=37704

Posted by on Jul 8 2013. Filed under Editorially Speaking. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply


* one = 7

Support local businesses!

Recently Commented

  • Community Advocate Staff: Gloria, pls contact me at 508-366-5500, ext 14 or news@communityadvocate.com. Bonnie Adams,...
  • Ben Chang: This happened two years ago. I wonder if there was any casualty or if the families affected by this...
  • Gloria gray: Hi please this case has been dismissed so I would appreciate it if you get it off your site it is...
  • Kathi Knox: To Deb’s family, I spent several years volunteering in the Littleton Schools with Deb at various...
  • Lisa Maillet: To all of Deb’s family…..I worked with Deb for 4 years at RSS as an assistant as well. I...