Please Stop the Development Plan at 45 E. Central St
We, the undersigned, oppose the current development concept proposed by Stonegate Group for the property of 45 E.Central St. in Natick, MA.
The plan calls for tearing down St Patrick's School, the brick building at 5 Wilson St and two houses on Lincoln St to construct 54 high-end condominium units with 170 underground parking spaces and retail along E. Central St.
The scale of this project is much too large and dense for this lot and location. A development of this size would overwhelm the neighborhood as well as add too much traffic to an already congested area through downtown. It would also be a burden on our over-crowded schools and town services. The way the buildings go up to the street on all three sides with very little setback takes away from the openess of the downtown and the neighborhood of single and two-family homes behind it. In light of the many recent building developments that have been built and still more proposed in Natick we are concerned about the increased density in the area and the scale of this project. We wish to preserve the historical integrity, character and openness of the downtown and neighborhoods that we love. We are asking for responsible development that fits into the community without overwhelming it, and ask that you do everything you can to stop or scale down this project.