The proposed Volkswagen used car center in Watertown Square has been scrapped.
Boston Volkswagen sent a letter to the Watertown Planning Department stating that the proposed project has been withdrawn, but did not give a reason, according to a report on Wickedlocal.com (click here to see the story).
The plan had called for turning the former Sullivan Tire & Auto store on North Beacon Street into a used car center. VW has a dealership just down the street.
The proposal drew criticism from residents and members of the Planning and Zoning boards alike. They said they did not think that was the right use for a spot so close to Watertown Square.
The Planning Board approved the project in August, but the Zoning Board could not even come up with a motion that would be seconded later that month. Developers asked for a continuation at the meeting.
See previous stories on the proposal here: