Saturday, February 16, 2013
What is the one project in Andover you think is most important to the town?
On a regular basis Andover Patch likes to ask readers about a local subject of importance, whether government, schools or local trends. This week we are asking readers what town project they think is most important right now. Despite which project is likely to finish first, which one do you think is most important to the town as a whole. Here is a suggested list of projects below: Tell us why you chose what you chose in the comments section.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
This "You Ask...Patch Answers" addresses the construction project on I-93 northbound intended to create sound barriers for Andover residents.
What is going on with the construction on Interstate 93 northbound? The State Department of Transportation is managing the construction project on the side of Interstate 93 northbound to build sound barrier walls from the Dascomb Road exit to Route 133 exit. The project began this past summer and the construction is currently 46 percent complete, according to the DOT website. The project was funded through the Federal Highway Department Surface Transportation Program and was bid out at $5,337,119.50. The project is scheduled to be complete sometime this summer.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The state Department of Transportation is holding a meeting tomorrow in Andover to discuss a bridge replacement project on Route 28.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will conduct a design public hearing for the replacement of a North Main Street Bridge tomorrow at the library. The hearing is intended to inform the public about the details of the project and how traffic will be affected. The bridge is located on North Main Street (Route 28) where it crosses the railroad tracks near Railroad Street. The meeting about the bridge renovation will take place at Memorial Hall Library on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. "The purpose of the hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the bridge replacement project" stated a press release on the town's website.
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Zoning Board of Appeals denied a 40B housing project with nearly 250 units on Shattuck Road.
The Andover Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously Tuesday to deny a 40B housing development that was being proposed for a vacant lot on Shattuck Road, according to an article in the Eagle Tribune. Board members said that the project, proposed by Quincy-based Hanover R.S. Limited Partnership, would steer away from the town's efforts to create a strong industrial area on Shattuck Road. Others felt that the area was not right for a residential development for a variety of reasons. A representative from Hanover R.S. Limited Partnership said they are likely to appeal the decision. If the appeal is granted, then the company will be able to go through with the project without abiding by the town's conditions. Read the full article on the …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Take a look at the results from this week's local poll.
The Zoning Board of Appeals is current running an open public hearing regarding the proposal to build 224 units in two apartment buildings under a 40B comprehensive permit. However, the site is the exact spot of the Rolling Green Golf Course. Andover Patch wanted to know how readers thought about this change so we asked them. Here is what they said.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
This week's You Ask...Patch Answers addresses the potential impact of a 224-unit apartment complex at the Rolling Green golf course.
How Will the 40B Affect Schools in the Proposed Plan at Rolling Green? The developer proposing the 40B project at the Rolling Green Golf course has recently changed the project from what was originally proposed last year. It now includes 224 rental units between two buildings, varying between one, two and three bedroom apartments. A total of 25 percent of the units will be deemed affordable and will cost less based on 80 percent of the annual median income of the area. Using rough figures from existing condo and apartment complexes, a consultant with the project estimated that this will eventually add 45 new students to the Andover Public Schools system. The overall increase in educational costs for the town was estimated at $515,000 per …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Tell us what town project you think should be completed first.
Each Tuesday Andover Patch polls readers on a local subject of importance, whether government, schools or local trends. This week we are asking readers what project they think is most important right now. Which project do you think needs to be finished the most? Tell us why you chose what you chose in the comments section or feel free to add options to the poll.
Monday, October 3, 2011
The plan to put a new exit in between 41 and 42 on I-93 has been stalled due to financing troubles.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
A utility crew was hard at work yesterday replacing a gas main on Morton Street.
In 80 to 90-degree temperatures a work crew was out on Morton Street working inside a long trench, which was dug to perform repairs and replacements to a gas main on the street near downtown. Do you have a Photo of the Day? Send it to editor Brendan Lewis at email@example.com.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Talmage Solar Engineering is planning to build 4 megawatt solar farms on South Street.
A private developer is going through the process of getting permits from the town of Andover in hopes of building a solar farm in the near future. Talmage Solar Engineering is hoping to build a 4 megawatt solar farm at 1350 South Street, which is adjacent to Interstate 93 and the Tewksbury border. However, some Tewksbury neighbors are starting to have concerns about the project. The plot of land that Talmage will be developing, now frequented by all terrain vehicles, is a little over 40 acres, but only 14 acres will be used to build the solar panels. Half of the land will be preserved due to restrictions which were laid down by the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. Talmage is also working on a deal to donate some of the …