AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST BOARD TO DISCUSS CENTER SCHOOL PLANS
The town committee charged with bringing more affordable housing to Abington will again discuss the possibility of converting the old Center School into residential units. During a recent presentation to the Board of Selectmen, a consultant hired by the town said any successful redevelopment plan would likely have to expand the footprint of the current building, which could produce about a dozen units. They pointed to other similar school reuse projects, such as the McElwain School in Bridgewater, which involves rehabbing the old school structure into 18 units, but adding a second building out back containing another 38 units. Selectmen were non-commital about their vision for their site, except to say the adjoining wooded slope and Murphy Field would not be developed. Neighbors questioned whether there was even an appetite to build housing on the site. Town Manager Scott Lambiase said a possible next step is to put out what’s called a Request For Information, which would allow the development community to provide some ideas for the site. The Affordable Housing Trust Tuesday night will discuss making an official recommendation to the Board of Selectmen.
PLANNING BOARD TO DISCUSS SEONE’S EXPANSION, 500 CHESTNUT ST ALTERATION
The owner of the new commercial development at 500 Chestnut Street is looking to update the site layout and the Planning Board will consider it during their meeting Monday night. Owner Peter Fiore is looking to combine two of the buildings in one structure in the property’s northwest corner. Also, the Planning Board will discuss recent site work at Seaone’s. The landscaping company recently leveled land out back of property they own at 49 Lincoln Boulevard. The board will discuss, among other things, whether the company should have first sought town permits before cutting down trees, bringing in fill, building retaining walls, and installing fencing.
HIP SHOT BAND PLAYS SUNDAY IN ABINGTON
The Hip Shot Band – a cover band that plays rock, jazz, blues, disco, R&B, and more – is up next on the Abington Summer Concert schedule. All concerts are at the Nisby Bandstand and start at 6 p.m. The concession stand will be open.
LION KING SHOWING AT SATURDAY MOVIE NIGHT
The Nisby Bandstand and Millennium Memorial Complex will also host a showing of The Lion King on Saturday night. The event is being coordinated by the Griffins Dairy Farm Committee and Abington Lions Club. Movie starts at sundown and is free. The concession stand will be open.
Planning Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes a moment of silence for Russell Wheatley, site plan review for 49 Lincoln Boulevard and 500 Chestnut Street, and discussions about the town’s master plan, creating an economic development council, the multi-family zoning law, and a review of the Ames Nowell Master Plan
Ames Nowell Master Plan Committee, 6 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes a joint meeting with the Planning Board to discuss the draft master plan.
Board of Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes a moment of silence for Joseph Eisenmann, a license transfer for 933 Brockton Avenue, appointments to the Old Colony Elder Services and Parks & Rec Commission.
Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes the Beaver Brook Playground, 75 Niles Street, 151 Dorsey Street, 0 Summer Street, 0 Hancock Street, and various properties owned by National Grid.
Finance Committee, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes board reorganization and year-end transfers
Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes 121 Highland Road and 57 Jamieson Street.