Paving Of Rice Road

According to a drive-by conversation this afternoon with the Town of Millbury’s DPW Director, Rice Road will be mostly paved from the Providence & Worcester Railroad crossing (our neighborhood side) to the last manhole on Rice Road near South Main Street on Monday, November 28, 2022. What is meant by mostly paved is that due… Continue reading Paving Of Rice Road

Chapter 40B LIP Agreement Authorized

On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the Millbury Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to authorize the chairperson of the Board of Selectmen, Mary Krumsiek, to enter into a Chapter 40B Local Initiative Program (LIP) agreement with SJV Investments (i.e., Steven Venincasa and James Venincasa ( the “Developer”)) for the property located at 17 Rice Road in… Continue reading Chapter 40B LIP Agreement Authorized

Chapter 40B LIP Negotiation Memorandum

One of our neighbors sent the following memorandum to Mary Krumsiek and David Delaney, and carbon-copied members of the Millbury Board of Selectmen, the Millbury Board of Appeals, the members of the Millbury Planning Board, the members of the Millbury Conservation Commission, the Town Manager, the acting Town Planner, the acting DPW Director, the Police… Continue reading Chapter 40B LIP Negotiation Memorandum

Selectmen Vote To Enter Negotiations

On Tuesday, June 15, 2022, the Millbury Board of Selectmen voted to enter negotiations with the developers, Steven F. Venincasa and James Venincasa, for a proposed Chapter 40B LIP project, with a proposed 192-apartments with 48 being affordable (not low-income) apartments, at 17 Rice Road in Millbury, Massachusetts. What people need to understand is: This… Continue reading Selectmen Vote To Enter Negotiations

Chapter 40B Can Be Scaled Back

Case in point, Medfield Meadows is just one example of a proposed Chapter 40B project that was denied and there are other cases too. After the rejection of the proposed Medfield Meadows project by Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing), they submitted a new plan that addressed the Chapter 40B requirements, noting that the proposed project… Continue reading Chapter 40B Can Be Scaled Back

Consideration Of Initiation Of Chapter 40B Negotiations

On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the Millbury Board of Selectmen have an agenda item under New Business for the Consideration of Initiation of Chapter 40B Negotiations with Rice Road Developers, Steven F. Venincasa and James Venicasa. The meeting starts at 6:00 PM EST and is held at the Millbury Town Hall located at 127 Elm… Continue reading Consideration Of Initiation Of Chapter 40B Negotiations

UN1F1ED2 And Millbury

Last night, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, two neighbors attended the UN1F1ED2 Parkway Project neighborhood meeting where Sutton residents and surrounding towns were invited to come and hear about the project, ask questions, and express concerns. It was hosted by the management and project team of UN1F1ED2 Global Packaging Group. Upon arriving at UN1F1ED2 Global Packaging… Continue reading UN1F1ED2 And Millbury

Chapter 40B On Steroids

Tonight, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, developer Steven F. Venicasa’s project engineer, James Tetreault of Azimuth Land Design, LLC presented their plans for 17 Rice Road in Millbury, Massachusetts which includes: No significant changes to Rice Road to address the primary reasons for the denial of the initial proposed Rice Pond Village project containing 46-condominium units;… Continue reading Chapter 40B On Steroids

Developer Chapter 40B LIP Presentation

On the Millbury Board of Selectmen‘s agenda for Tuesday, May 24, 2022, starting at 6:00 PM EST, is a guest presentation by developer Steven F. Venincasa for a Chapter 40B LIP project located at 17 Rice Road in Millbury, Massachusetts. The Millbury Board of Selectmen‘s meeting will be held at the Millbury Town Hall located… Continue reading Developer Chapter 40B LIP Presentation

An Explanation Of Millbury Town Warrant Article 26

Our neighborhood, consisting of Rice Road, Thomas Hill Road, Aldrich Avenue, Captain Peter Simpson Road, and beyond has been engaged with various town boards and officials for more than a year to ensure that the character and integrity of our neighborhood remains consistent, as it has for more than 60-years. What we discovered early in… Continue reading An Explanation Of Millbury Town Warrant Article 26