The proposed Wheelwright property subdivision is back on the docket of the Newburyport Planning Board, this Wednesday, December 20, 2006.
This photo (a much larger version) was sent around by Nathan Felde. Thank you Mr Felde.
Aerial view of property that
Todd-Freemont Smith hopes to
develop into a subdivision.
I find the whole thing depressing.
It seems pretty obvious that local developer Todd Fremont-Smith has no intention of backing down on moving on with this project, despite what I gather was a fairly hostile reception at the last Newburyport Planning Board Public Hearing.
The land in question in the photograph is marked in orange, with a big question mark pointing to it. That’s one big piece of property.
If you want some idea of how it’s going to look, take a look at “Robert’s Lane” off High Street at the top of Marlboro Street.
That used to a be beautiful wooded piece of property.
The “lane” in question is a huge gash through the upper part of High Street, and now everyone has a lovely view of the Water Tower. Sigh.
And the houses Mr. Fremont-Smith would like to build (4 of them) would not be dainty, 3,500 to 4,000 square feet (Newburyport Daily News, December 7, 2006.) Yes, those would qualify as McMansions in my book.
What a happy holiday gift for the city of Newburyport, MA.
So again, the meeting:
Newburyport Planning Board
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
City Hall, Council Chamber