The company that bought the Arsenal on the Charles hopes to get some zoning changes to assist redeveloping the complex in Watertown.
Tuesday night, the Town Council heard about a proposed zoning overlay for the complex, from Steve Magoon, Watertown’s director of Economic Development and Planning. The overlay would include several changes to the towns zoning rules just for that property that lies between Arsenal and North Beacon streets.
One change would provide more flexibility to add more retail space.
“It will not be come a third mall or anything,” Magoon added.
The company also wanted to design a master plan approval process just for the site, Magoon said. The Planning Board would have to approve this, Magoon said, and he said he personally would not recommend making the change.
The company also seeks to build a parking structure taller than allowed by the zoning to handle the new workers and customers that come with the new development.
Athenahealth also seeks to build a new building on the existing parking lot on the west end of the property, adjacent to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1105 on Arsenal Street, Magoon said.
The proposal will be heard at the May 14 Planning Board meeting, and then will come back to the Town Council, Magoon said.