Category Archives: Planning

BoS hears MSH master plan on 7/10

The Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday July 10, 2018 is all about the plans for the former Medfield State Hospital site.

The Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee will present its master plan (now 200 pages, down from 500 pages).  I have been asked by the MSHMPC to not share its master plan yet.  I expect I can share it after our meeting on Tuesday, and will plan to do so.

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TOWN OF MEDFIELD POSTED: MEETING TOWN CLERK NOTICE POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 39 SECTION 23A AS AMENDED. Board of Selectmen Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Town Hall, Chenery Meeting Room 2nd floor Tuesday, July 10, 2018 7:00PM Announcement Disclosure of Video Recording Moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world. Appointments 7:00 Jean Mineo requests the Board of Selectmen sign letters of support for the following grants for cultural development at Medfield State Hospital: Mass Development Grant National Endowment Grant Jean Mineo requests the Board of Selectmen sign proposal for Architectural Existing Conditions Survey 7:15 Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee Review of Final Master Plan for MSH Campus Discussion of Next Steps Plan for Special Town Meeting Citizen Comment Action Items Maurice Goulet requests the Board of Selectmen sign the contract award for FY19 DPW Supplies and authorize Maurice Goulet to sign the contracts from SERSG when finalized. Maurice Goulet requests the Board of Selectmen sign the Philip Street Bridge Reimbursement Attorney Marty Murphy request the Board of Selectmen sign the Regulatory Agreement for Local Initiative Project at 71 North Street Sarah Raposa, Town Planner, requests Board of Selectmen vote to authorize the Chairman to sign the ANR Plan for Hinkley Property Edward and Madeline Rodriguez request a rescheduling of the Dangerous Dog Hearing scheduled for July 31, 2018. Discussion of Water Ban Discussion Pending Items Annual Appointments (Scheduled for 7/17) Financial Policy (Scheduled for 7/17) Minutes (Scheduled for 7/17) Licenses and Permits (Consent Agenda) Mr. Higgins requests permission on behalf of Medfield Youth Basketball to place sandwich board signs at the usual locations in August Town Administrator Update Selectmen Reports Informational  Kleinfelder notification of Submittal of Phase II Comprehensive Site Assessment, Phase III Remedial Action Plan, and Phase IV Remedy Implementation Plan for Cumberland Farms, 560 Main Street.  DHCD notification of Certification of Housing Production Plan  Notice from the Department of the Interior PILT program payment of $1,256.  Notice from DHCD regarding 67 North Street Certified Cost and Income Statement  Letter of resignation from Doug Boyer, ZBA Member  ConCom Notice of Compliance for Homestead Drive and Lawrence Circle20180712-agenda_Page_2

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LCB restart

LCB

The permitting for the proposed LCB assisted living facility behind the Clark Tavern on Main Street with the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board is starting up again with a Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on 5/23 at 7PM at the Blake Middle School auditorium.  In advance of that ZBA hearing Town Planner, Sarah Raposa circulated the most recent peer review by the town’s engineering consultants, BETA Engineering, dated 4/19/2016, which gives a summary of where things stand.

20160419-BETA-Medfield Senior Living Peer Review (002)

 

Also, I believe that there are still two outstanding and as yet unresolved apeals by LCB of the wetlands determination issues by the Town of Medfield Conservation Commission.  I understand those appeals are pending with the state DEP and at the Norfolk Superior Court.  The ConCom determined that Vine Brook is a “perennial stream” (i.e. it flows year round) and as a result that building setbacks are subject to the 200′ Rivers Act requirements.  I believe that LCB takes the position that Vine Brook is only “intermittent,” and that therefore the Rivers Act setback do not control.

 

Below is Sarah’s transmission email to town department heads –

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LCB is coming back from continuance-hiatus next Wednesday night (5/23) with the ZBA. I wanted to refresh your memories on the project and where Beta is at with the reviews. The application and plans may be viewed here: Dropbox Link

Attached is the most recent civil and traffic engineering review from Beta.

 

For some departments, your predecessors submitted comments on the project. Previously submitted comments are HERE. You may wish to update departmental comments, if so, please provide written comments by next Wednesday at 10 am.

 

Looking closely, I don’t having anything from the Fire Department (though I know Chief Kingsbury reviewed the plan).

 

I did not include the COA and School Dept. in 2015 but feel free to submit if you have any comments for the ZBA.

 

I do have several documents from the Historical Commission that I didn’t attach here but are online. I know you’ll be at the meeting on Wednesday to submit comments in person.

 

All are welcome to the public hearing session: Wednesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Blake Middle School Auditorium.

 

Thank you,

Sarah

 

 

Sarah Raposa, AICP

Town Planner
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA  02052
(508) 906-3027
sraposa@medfield.net

 

Take the parking survey

From Sarah Raposa –

parked in no parking zone with available parking nearby

Reminder!

The Economic Development Committee (EDC) and their consultants from Nelson\Nygaard are requesting public input in formulating strategies for a parking management plan for downtown Medfield.

Please take our survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/MedfieldParking

The survey closes Monday, March 26, 2018 at 8 am. Thank you!

 

 

Sarah Raposa, AICP

Town Planner
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA  02052
(508) 906-3027
sraposa@medfield.net

www.town.medfield.net

 

20180306-EDC-Downtown Parking Public Meeting Flyer 03-06-18

Downtown Medfield Parking Strategy Public Meeting

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Public Safety Building (First Floor Training Room)

The Economic Development Committee (EDC) and their consultants from Nelson\Nygaard will discuss and request in formulating strategies for a parking management plan for downtown Medfield. This process is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative Technical Assistance (MDI) Program. The guiding principle of the MDI is to address economic and community development needs holistically and provide a framework of interrelated activities that promote positive change in a downtown to keep it healthy and prosperous. The EDC would like to hear from property owners, business owners, residents, and users of the downtown about locations and availability of spaces, walkability, safety, and signage.

 

Please take our survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/MedfieldParking 

 

All are welcome to share concerns as well as ideas on how to improve parking management!

 

 

Sarah Raposa, AICP

Town Planner
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA  02052
(508) 906-3027

75 High Street

 

Medfield Children's Center bld

I was informed at the Board of Selectmen meeting last night that the owners of the Medfield Children’s Center may be abandoning their planned use of the 75 High Street site (rendering shown above), for which they have been seeking site plan approval from the planning board.  I was told that the owners have located a preferred location for the Medfield Children’s Center that is on Rte. 27, but at the other side of town.

Selectmen discuss senior housing 12/7

COOA's Center_and_sign

Selectmen will meet from 4-7 PM, Thursday, December 7 at The Center to Discuss Senior Housing

The Board of Selectmen will hold a special meeting to address the issue of housing for seniors in Town of Medfield.  All are welcome to attend.

 

MCC at PB

After listening to the last planning board hearings on the Medfield Children’s Center petition for site plan approval of its proposed new child care facility at 75 High Street, I concluded that the planning board will approve that petition, with the conditions discussed last night.  The planning board closed the hearing last night, will next await any Board of Health action, and then the planning board will formally vote on the petition for site plan approval at its 12/4/17 meeting.

It is my understanding that the zoning compliance issues will need to be decided by the Building Commissioner, or the Zoning Board of Appeals if he defers to the issues to the ZBA.  It is my understanding that the lot does not have the minimum width required of lots, that the parking will not comply with the bylaw requirements, and additionally the lot is subject to a 1975 variance that limits any use to one single family home.

The Medfield Children’s Center currently operates child care facilities in both the Baptist Church and Episcopal Church in the downtown, and I believe the churches are looking to reclaim their spaces.  The Medfield Children’s Center looking to consolidate its operations in one location.

This was the crowd at the start of the hour long hearing before the planning board last night –

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