BOS gives PR developers Friday deadline

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Selectmen have given the developers of the former Plymouth Rubber property until the close of business tomorrow, February 13, to file a formal agreement with the town on the 40-acre Revere Street site.

In return, selectmen on Tuesday night agreed to call a special town meeting at the beginning of the May annual town meeting to consider all of the zoning articles related to the redevelopment of the property, which currently includes plans for 295 residential units, a small commercial component, a public park, and preservation of the historic Revere barn and rolling mill.

Selectmen Chairman Victor Del Vecchio called the development of Plymouth Rubber one of the most significant property developments in the town in the last 10 years. He said the special town meeting will allow the town to avoid the lottery system and is the most prudent and economical approach for all parties involved.

However, Del Vecchio also said town officials and residents need enough time to consider the impact of the development, and by setting a deadline of February 13, it gives them more than two months to study the issue. Del Vecchio also gave the developers until February 18 to submit all exhibit documents.

Selectmen will hold a special meeting on Monday, February 23, at 7 p.m. for the developer to discuss the plan before the board. They will also hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 24.

Selectmen and other town officials have been negotiating with the developer, Canton Holdings LLC, since the fall on a comprehensive development agreement. Selectmen originally called a January special town meeting at the request of the developer, but the request was later withdrawn after the developer determined it needed more time …

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