Category Archives: Bolton Crossing

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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What about UMass Crossing?

One of the studies often cited in discussions around development in the town center is the Sustainable Village Center Planning Study (2008), prepared by the Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at UMass/Amherst. It is commonly referred to as the … Continue reading

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Since you asked.

In answer to reader Tom’s comment and query about the Callahan land and its relation to the Smith property (response to Hi.), below is an assessor’s map colored to identify the abutters at the back of the Smith property. There … Continue reading

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The arrow points north…

For perspective, here are two aerial views of the property that Bolton Crossing is proposing to develop into a commercial shopping center. Click the picture to enlarge. The property is located in the heart of the village, dead center in … Continue reading

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So what’s the fuss?

Well, here’s the fuss. On July 8, a real estate developer appeared before the Board of Selectmen and discussed a “very, very preliminary” plan (right, click to enlarge) to purchase and commercially develop the 8+ acre Smith property in the … Continue reading

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