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Braintree Subdivision Proposal Gets Neighborhood Meeting Thursday

The Whites Hill Drive subdivision plan goes before the Planning Board Jan. 14.

Morrison Elementary School. File photo.
Morrison Elementary School. File photo.
District 4 Councilor Stephen O'Brien will host a neighborhood meeting Thursday, Jan 9 at 7 p.m. to address a proposed subdivision on Whites Hill Drive that will be the subject of a hearing next week.

The meeting Thursday will be held at Morrison Elementary School, a change of venue from the original Eldridge School site that was previously announced.

O'Brien said he is holding the meeting to give residents correct information about the proposal ahead of the hearing.

The Braintree Planing Board will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at 8 p.m. to review a proposal submitted by OIB Corporation to further subdivide Lot #3 (50 Whites Hill Drive) into 17 lots.

Whites Hill Drive is a small road off the east side of Liberty Street between Lincoln Street and Morrison School. 

OIB Corporation is listed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth at 1 Industrial Way in Georgetown, the same address as Caruso & McGovern Construction Co. Stephen Caruso is listed as the corporation's president and CEO.

Founded in 1983, Caruso & McGovern offers General Contracting, Construction Management, Site Development and Planning and Coordinating of various types of Commercial, Retail and Residential Projects, according to its website.

The development is in an area of District 4 that abuts District 5, and so Councilor Michael Owens will also be on hand Thursday evening to address residents' concerns. 

For additional information, contact Clerk of the Council Jim Casey at 781-794-8152 or email O'Brien at scobrien@braintreema.gov.
Brian F Hickman January 08, 2014 at 08:23 PM
Not much room up there between 2 schools. It was a quiet area with not much traffic!
Chet January 09, 2014 at 01:32 PM
Interesting that there is room for 17 lots up there yet not far away, someone is squeezing a house onto 6000 sf lot much to the chagrin of the neighborhood. I'm all for growth in town, but the traffic is already unbearable and the schools are bursting at the seams.
Robert Kearns January 09, 2014 at 05:35 PM
Chet, the problem with the lot is that it is on a hill and would require blasting and would increase runoff and traffic in the area.
kerry January 10, 2014 at 01:45 PM
There is enough deer and turkey in the streets plus no room in the school to allow 17 large new homes on that land. This would be poor planning this year. I hope the planning board opposes the plan. It's just not welcome in that hood.
nick January 19, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Interestingly enough I never received notification regarding the meeting at Morrison School. I'm an abutter. Several of my neighbors who directly abut did NOT receive notification of the meeting either. This is a ridiculous proposal that has been turned down several times before. Enough already: ledge, blasting, water issues, conservation issues... There's little faith already. Not being invited to a meeting four doors from my home created more distrust.

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