As a person who grew up in the general neighborhood – who travels Andover Street in Lowell daily and who had seen many changes over the years, I found this Public Notice both intriguing and concerning. The lot in question sits on the north side of Andover Street some four house lots from Rivercliffe Road and one house lot from Stafford Road. A large, old single-family colonial house built in 1882 is currently situated on the west side of the lot with a shaky barn in the rear – leaving a large area of the parcel open. The changes sought by the petitioner conjure the image of four shotgun-style house lots that will further change the landscape of a once beautiful, tree-lined, tree-arched “boulevard” and gateway into historic Lowell. What do they abutters and neighbors think? is anyone interested in preservation of one of Belvidere’s few remaining farmhouse properties? Is it just nostalgia on my part?
|Public Hearing Lowell Planning Board Special Permit 658 Public Hearing Lowell Planning Board Special Permit 658 Andover Street The Lowell Planning Board will hold a public hearing to hear all interested persons relative to an application by Corbett Development, Inc. seeking a Special Permit to reduce frontage requirements as part of the proposed redevelopment. The lot totals approximately 70,102 square feet. The lot is proposed to be divided into 4 separate lots, with two lots consisting of approximately 12,000 square feet of land (with approximately 83 feet of frontage) and two lots containing approximately 23,000 square feet of land (with approximately 40 feet of frontage). The current structure would be relocated onto one of the 12,000 square foot lots. The subject property is located in the SSF (Suburban Single Family) zoning district, and requires Special Permit review with the Planning Board under Section 5.1.1. #7 and 5.2.9 of the Lowell Zoning Ordinance. The public hearing will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6:30 PM in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 375 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852. The Planning Board will consider this matter at the conclusion of the public hearing. Information relative to this project is available at the Office of the Lowell Planning Board at the Division of Development Services, City Hall, 375 Merrimack Street, Room 51, Lowell, MA 01852, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lowell Planning Board Thomas C. Linnehan, Chairperson
April 19, 26, 2013
|Appeared in: Lowell Sun on 04/19/2013 and 04/26/2013|