Planning Board approves special permit for small home development


Planning Board approves special permit for small home development
These site plans show the small home development at 134 Fisher St. (Photo/Town of Westborough)

WESTBOROUGH – Plans to build 18 one-bedroom units at 134 Fisher St. have been given the go-ahead by the Planning Board.

During its meeting on May 21, the board approved a transit-oriented village special permit and site plan review.

The site is owned by Richard Record of Shrewsbury, and it is within 1,500 feet of the commuter rail station. It is currently being used as a contractor’s yard. The site is located within an Industrial B Zoning District, and it consists of 210,000 square feet, with 348 feet of frontage along Fisher Street.

As part of the small home development, each unit will be about 650 square feet, and each will include a kitchen, living room, single bedroom, full bath and utility room, along with closet space and a front porch. Four of these units will be designated as affordable.

The units will include bulkheads for easier access to the basement, and enough driveway space for one vehicle. The applicant plans to build a lot for 10 guest spaces.

The applicant will install a septic system and an infiltration basin.

This will be part of a two-phase development that would establish a total of 40 units on the site. The second phase will not be proposed until the town’s current sewer moratorium is lifted.

The second phase would include the same-size houses, along with one parking space per unit. However, phase one’s septic system would be removed, and all dwellings on the site would be connected to the sewer system.

The application documents for 134 Fisher St. are available at

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