Monday, October 22, 2007

Franklin: Planning Board compromises

The on-going discussion with the developer of the Franklin Center Commons has been resolved with a compromise this evening.

The vote was 4-1 (Chilson objecting).

The compromise removed the building order (which had been one of the sticking points) and created language to ensure continuous construction with a targeted completion date of April 1, 2010 for the East Central building.

Work on the "park" building can resume. Work on East Central will commence after the leases expire and the existing structure is removed. The building across the street will continue to make progress as shown in the photos I have been taking (here, here, here and here)

Congratulations to the Board, Town Attorney Mark Cerel, Mr Marini and his attorney, Gary Brackett.

This is a good deal for Franklin!

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For additional background on this, Michael Morton had an article in the Milford Daily News Monday morning.

Michael Morton's write up in the Milford Daily News on the agreement Tuesday morning.