Category Archives: Planning Board

Information Forum Video Available Online Now

The Information Forum on the Smith property article for the Special Town Meeting that was held on October 26 is now available for online viewing. Click here to watch. Fast forward or reverse by dragging the little hash mark on the progress … Continue reading

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Selectmen review Salt Box plans

The Board of Selectmen met last Thursday with the new owners of the Salt Box property and reviewed proposed conceptual renderings for a commercial redevelopment of the familiar site at 626 Main Street. The new site plan identifies the project … Continue reading

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Calendar: Smith property discussion—Planning Board, August 31

The Planning Board has reserved time at their meeting tomorrow evening (Wednesday) for an update from Partners For Planning, the ad hoc task group working on a proposal for the Smith property in the center. I am involved in that … Continue reading

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Planning Board: Salt Box concept would require zoning change

The new owners of the Salt Box complex came before the Planning Board on Wednesday evening with a conceptual sketch of ideas for the redevelopment of the property. The sketch, shown below, is the same as the one shown briefly … Continue reading

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Calendar: Planning Board—the long view

If you are interested in these kinds of questions—what are the impacts of growth and preservation in the I-495 region, where should development be directed in our community, what land is a priority for protection—then you should come to the … Continue reading

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Calendar: Smith property public forum, update

An agenda has been issued for the public forum to discuss the Smith property, scheduled for this Wednesday evening, March 2, at 7:30 pm at the library. I think it will be a very interesting evening. —Roland Time Description 7:30  … Continue reading

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Salt Box redevelopment

The mostly vacant Salt Box building may be “demised,” a consultant representing the new owners told the Planning Board at an introductory meeting on January 26. The complex was auctioned last November under foreclosure. The consultant, Tom Geagan of Regional … Continue reading

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Calendar: Planning Board, Wednesday 1/26

The Planning Board is meeting tomorrow evening, Wednesday, January 26, weather permitting. Agenda is here. Items of interest relating to topics followed on this blog include: 1) at 7:40 p.m., a representative of new owner of the Salt Box property … Continue reading

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Planning Board gnashes latest Smith proposal

Topsfield developer Christopher Nash and representatives from Ducharme and Dillis appeared before the Planning Board and a room full of concerned residents on Wednesday night to present a conceptual plan to commercially redevelopment the Smith property on Main Street. It … Continue reading

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Possible Smith developer at Planning Board

Christopher F. Nash, the developer who holds a current purchase agreement on the Smith property, will be appearing before the Planning Board on Wednesday 12/8 at 9 pm. Mr. Nash is expected to discuss preliminary proposals for commercial redevelopment of the property. … Continue reading

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