By Chuck Woodhams, Madison St., Wrentham
Well, it’s time again for our regularly scheduled battle against rezoning on Madison St. It’s almost something you can set your calendar to. Some of the actors may have changed but the story line is still the same. The difference between this battle and those in the past is…actually, there really is no difference.
We have an outside developer (as opposed to the landowner) who wants to maximize built-out of a property by convincing the town that rezoning is a good move for the town. Whereas in the past he had no real plan and no tenants who were committed to move in this time around he has…a sketch, one showing something that might go in, but then again it might not (and still no firm list of committed tenants.) He also has a preliminary traffic plan, one that has not been reviewed by the state and therefore is not really worthy of consideration as a factor in the decision making. It’s just too open-ended and subject to scrutiny and change by the state.