Planning Board meets Monday

[Usually our disclosures are at the bottom. But because the author of this article is a member of the Planning Board, we have moved it to the top.]

The Abington Planning Board will meet Monday to handle a number of administrative tasks required ahead of the town’s Annual Town Meeting. 

Ongoing public hearings for three proposed developments — an apartment complex next to the MBTA commuter rail station, a retail marijuana shop proposed for 1410 Bedford Street, and commercial storage space off Hancock Street — are currently scheduled to resume later in June.

The Planning Board will meet starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, using the GoToMeeting teleconferencing app. The link is

At 6:10 p.m., the board will hold a public hearing on changes to the town’s zoning maps that will align them with updated state and FEMA flooding maps. The maps can be found on the Planning Board page. The changes must be approved by a vote of Town Meeting. 

In addition, the board will consider changes to a new, two-house subdivision off Dosey Street. The private road into subdivision was originally scheduled to be called English Way. That name has already been taken, and the developer has proposed changing it to Buckley Place, after the late John “Jack” Buckley. In addition, the developer wants to remove a requirement to use granite curbing, and instead use cape cod-style berms made from asphalt. 

The planning board will also consider a petition from the developers of Veterans Place — which is located off Plymouth Street — as well as Eagle Estates, which includes Crabtree Lane Extension and McCue Circle, to have the town accept the roadways as public roads. If the board approves it, the request will go to Town Meeting for an acceptance vote. If accepted, the town would then take over responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of those roadways and drainage structures. 

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