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Letter: Boston should reject request for rezoning

Boston should reject request for rezoning

Did you know there are big plans for the north part of the Town of Boston? There is a big piece of property off Boston State Road, adjoining the inbound entrance to Route 219 at the Hamburg/Boston exit. To the right, one sees fields being farmed, reminding us that the Boston we live in is a farming community just like Eden. This is why we chose to live here.

Now, picture this farmer’s field in another way. Current zoning for this property, 36.59 acres, is C-1. The owner proposes to have 28.51 acres changed to C-2 and R-3 to allow residential. So picture this in that plot of land: 12 two-story apartment buildings with a total of 96 units; a clubhouse with pool; three garages with 48 parking spaces and 216 surface parking spaces. There will be three mixed-use buildings. Three acres are set aside for a future hotel.

Parallel to Meadow Drive will be a new street with a cul-de-sac of 20 homes. This street being built between two houses on Boston State Road will serve as the only access to the entire complex. With the current traffic situation at Tim Hortons entrance, just picture how much worse this area can get. This scenario affects not only those of us who live right next to this proposed plan, but most of the population of our town.

Do you really think this a good fit for our town? There is a public hearing on the rezoning of this property at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Boston Town Hall. Your presence and need to voice your opinion is required at this public hearing.

Diana Weiss


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