Monthly Archives: September 2010

Cue foliage—II

Color beginning to brush the treetops along Main Street in the historic district this past weekend. Advertisements

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Brownfields Redevelopment Toolbox—II

This is the same 48-page pdf document from the previous post now on Scribd, for easier access (no file download required). —Roland

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Brownfield Redevelopment Toolbox

During the audience comment portion of the discussion about mixed use/design guidelines at last week’s Planning Board meeting, Bob Roemer recommended that the Board and anyone who is interested take a look at a document called the Brownfield Redevelopment Toolbox, … Continue reading

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Cue the foliage

The calendar said autumn started last Wednesday. You’re not kidding. Leaves began to turn right on cue. By the weekend, farm stores and orchards were swarming, as was the winery. It’s the best time of year. Below: two views of … Continue reading

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Planning Board kicks off mixed-use/design guideline study

There was a fundamental question raised at last night’s Planning Board meeting: should we encourage or allow new commercial development in the town center at all? The Planning Board kicked off its mixed-use/design guideline study last night in a well-attended … Continue reading

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Calendar: Planning Board Wednesday 9/22

This is an important meeting. The Planning Board meets on Wednesday, September 22 at Town Hall, starting at 7:30 p.m.  On the agenda is an hour, starting at 7:55 p.m., devoted to launching the work relating to design guidelines and … Continue reading

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Preserving Community Character

The program at the library this evening was an engaging and interactive talk titled Preserving Community Character given by Al Lima, a municipal planner and author of a book of the same title. The topic was very timely. Lima spoke … Continue reading

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Let’s recap

This blog has been live now for 60 days. It seems as if it has been around much longer than that, but the first post went out on July 13. So here is a short recap. Most popular posts, by … Continue reading

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Smith property update

A story in The Item today reports that the Bolton Crossing LLC option to purchase the Smith property has lapsed. No extension has been agreed upon. Click here for full story.

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A cautionary tale

The following is the prologue from the book Preserving Community Character by Alfred J. Lima, published in 2009, and reprinted here with permission. Lima will be speaking at the Bolton Public Library on September 14 at 7 p.m. References to … Continue reading

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