Developer Voices Frustration

At the Monday, December 13, 2021, Millbury Planning Board public hearing for the proposed Rice Pond Village project, at 17 Rice Road in Millbury, Massachusetts, the developer, Steven F. Venincasa, of Whitney Street Home Builders, LLC, lashed out at the neighborhood as “ungrateful”, asked for the Providence & Worcester Railroad’s safety concerns to be ignored… Continue reading Developer Voices Frustration

$20K For Offsite Improvements

On Monday, December 13, 2021, James Tetreault, from Azimuth Land Design, LLC, the project engineer for the proposed Rice Pond Village project responded in writing to questions from Charles Hunter, of the Providence & Worcester Railroad (a subsidiary of Genesee and Wyoming Railroad) in a letter to the Town of Millbury Planning Board with the… Continue reading $20K For Offsite Improvements

Waivers Should Not Be Granted

The proposed Rice Pond Village project is not in the “public interest” and therefore none of the requested waivers should be granted by the Millbury Planning Board. If you read through some (not all) of the applicable regulations (below), it should be easy to determine there is no “public interest” gained from this proposed project… Continue reading Waivers Should Not Be Granted

MGL Chapter 41 Section 81R

Waiver of strict compliance with rules and regulations Section 81R. A planning board may in any particular case, where such action is in the public interest and not inconsistent with the intent and purpose of the subdivision control law, waive strict compliance with its rules and regulations, and with the frontage or access requirements specified… Continue reading MGL Chapter 41 Section 81R

Rice Road To Be Reopened

EverSource Energy and its subcontractors failed to install the new natural gas line connection under the Providence & Worcester Railroad after many months due to construction complications encountered and the coordination with the parent company of the Providence & Worcester Railroad. The Millbury Department of Public Works insisted that Rice Road had to be reopened… Continue reading Rice Road To Be Reopened