UPDATED: This Week – Main Street Project WILL NOT be at ZBA, Council Making Multiple Votes, Snow Shoveling Ordinance & More

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The latest rendering of the proposed project at 104 Main St. It now has five stories, after previously having half a dozen stories. (Courtesy of O’Connor Management)

(UPDATE: The project at 104 Main St. will not be heard by the Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday night).

The final week of September is a busy one for local government in Watertown, with the project at 104 Main St. going before the Zoning Board, the Council making multiple decisions, and discussions will be had about the snow shoveling ordinance, Casey Park improvements, requirements for development proposals to have community meetings.

Monday night at 6:30 p.m., the City Council’s committees on Public Works and on Rules & Ordinances will have a joint meeting to discuss the sidewalk snow shoveling ordinance. The meeting will be at in the Council Chambers City Hall and will also be available remotely. See more here.

The same night, the Environment & Energy Efficiency Committee will hear from representatives of Alexandria Real Estate the Watertown Mall redevelopment project, will be introduced to Watertown Energy Advocate Ryan Hamilton, and discuss new solar setbacks proposed for residential roofs. The meeting is remote and will be held at 7 p.m. See more here.

Tuesday night, the City Council holds a regular meeting. The agenda is full of votes, including on the ordinance to establish a Human Rights Commission, on an order allowing City boards and officers to “fix reasonable fees,” and on an order to allow imposition of a “municipal charges lien.” The meeting is on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers in City Hall and remote. See the whole agenda and more here.

On Wednesday at 6 p.m., the City Council’s Committee on Economic Development and Planning will discuss revising requirements for Community Meetings for large projects. The meeting is in the Lower Hearing Room in City Hall, and will be available remotely. See more info here.

The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Originally, the project at 104 Main St. was on the agenda, but the City sent out an announcement Wednesday afternoon saying the case not be heard on Wednesday. The meeting will take place in the Council Chamber in City Hall and will be remote. See more here.

On Thursday, the designs for Casey Park will be discussed at the Council’s Committee on Parks and Recreation meeting. The meeting will be at 5 p.m. in the Council Chamber in City Hall and remote. See more here.

4 thoughts on “UPDATED: This Week – Main Street Project WILL NOT be at ZBA, Council Making Multiple Votes, Snow Shoveling Ordinance & More

  1. How will the facade of this building at 104 main street match the facade / building materials being used on the current under-construction 144 Main street apartment building? Will it be similar? Or will they stand apart from eachother. One would have to assume that in the next year the other properties that flank these will also be sold for development so as to have a similar building code such that we don’t have a hodge podge of buildings that line up with developer interests and not ours.

  2. Thanks Charlie. I ended up speaking to John Gannon and got the same answer. So many meetings that I can’t catch up. Thanks again.

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