Chapter 40B Meeting Scheduled

The Millbury Town Manager, Sean Hendricks, disclosed to the Millbury Board of Selectmen at their Tuesday, January 25, 2022 meeting, that developer, Steven F. Venincasa, and his legal counsel, will be meeting with town officials on Monday, January 31, 2022, to discuss a Chapter 40B affordable housing development. No further information was provided. Millbury Town… Continue reading Chapter 40B Meeting Scheduled

Rice Pond Village Public Hearing Closed

During the Monday, January 24, 2022 public hearing for the proposed Rice Pond Village project, the public hearing was closed (meaning no more public comments or input) from the neighborhood or other parties. The Millbury Planning Board did not vote on the special permit and will conduct deliberation on a decision for the proposed project… Continue reading Rice Pond Village Public Hearing Closed

Guidelines For Comprehensive Permit Projects

The Massachusetts Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has guidelines for MGL Chapter 40B Comprehensive Permit Projects, also known as affordable housing. There are two important sections that were pulled from the document that relate to the requirements that must be met, which includes, but are not limited to: local bylaws, zoning, and subdivision control laws.… Continue reading Guidelines For Comprehensive Permit Projects

Public Hearing — January 24, 2022

The continuation of the public hearings for the proposed Rice Pond Village project will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022, beginning at 7:15 PM EST. This Millbury Planning Board meeting will be remote only via Zoom. Zoom Meeting ID # 822 9360 1530 Phone Number: +1-301-715-8592 Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order… Continue reading Public Hearing — January 24, 2022

Railroad Denies Request

The Genese & Wyoming Railroad Services, Inc. (locally known as the Providence & Worcester Railroad) responded to a letter sent on behalf of the Millbury Planning Board, dated January 20, 2022, denying their request for a 65% contribution by the railroad to offset the developer, Steven F. Venincasa, offsite development costs of improvements within the… Continue reading Railroad Denies Request

Railroad Contribution Letter

A letter was sent on behalf of the Millbury Planning Board to the Genese & Wyoming Railroad Services, Inc. (locally known as the Providence & Worcester Railroad), dated January 11, 2022 (see below and linked). The Planning Board is in receipt of your correspondence dated January 6, 2022 and associated attachments. The Planning Board understands… Continue reading Railroad Contribution Letter

Can The Developer Withdraw?

During a couple of the more recent Millbury Planning Board public hearings for the proposed Rice Pond Village project, the developer, Steven F. Venincasa, has stated (an ultimatum) that he could simply withdraw the special permit application and resubmit an even higher-density affordable housing development, with slightly less than 225 affordable apartments under Massachusetts General… Continue reading Can The Developer Withdraw?

Developer Wants Input On Four Options

At the Monday, January 10, 2022, Millbury Planning Board public hearing, developer, Steven F. Venicasa, proposed four options that he wanted the Millbury Planning Board to vote on, so he could determine a direction to head in with the proposed Rice Pond Village project. At this point, it is like developer, Steven F. Venicasa, is… Continue reading Developer Wants Input On Four Options