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PUBLIC HEARING: Planning Board, By-Law Amendments 3/24/11

March 16, 2011 (2:03 am EST)
Filed under: Legal Notices by News Staff





In accordance with the provisions of General Laws Chapter 40A, Section 5 the Framingham Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 7:45 p.m. in the Blumer Community Room, Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street, Framingham, Massachusetts, to consider amendments to the Town of Framingham Zoning By-Law for the April 26, 2011 Annual Town Meeting as follows.

ARTICLE Conversion of Single -family Detached Dwelling

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section III.A.2. Conversion of Single-family Detached Dwellings and Section III.C.4.b. Central Business District (CB) of the Framingham Zoning By-law as follows. ...[read more]

Two 6-Story Towers Planned For Tech Park

March 4, 2011 (9:58 am EST)
Filed under: Business,Public Meetings by Randy Harris

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 9:15 p.m. in the Blumer Community Room of the Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street, Framingham, Massachusetts to consider the application of Framingham CFII, LP and The Congress Group Inc. for a Special Permit for Land Disturbance.

The permit is in regards to a proposal to construct two six-story buildings which will be connected by a common connector building at 125, 135 and 137 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The properties consist of the former home of International Paper and other office buildings built in the 1960's and 1970's.  The properties are in the Framingham Industrial Park, (which is located between Rt. 30, Rt.9 and the MassPike and is best known as the home of ...[read more]

Framingham Master Plan Survey (2011)

January 27, 2011 (1:54 am EST)
Filed under: General Interest,Public Meetings by News Staff
2011 Framingham Master Plan Survey

The Framingham Planning Board is running an online "Master Plan Survey".

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Town of Framingham Planning Board has been working on updating the Town's Master Plan for nearly a year.

The Master Plan is laid out on a map which takes into account local long range planning efforts, (and is influenced by initiatives undertaken by State and regional planners).

After reviewing the Town's Master Plan last summer, the Planning Board hosted a series of public forums;  an  "Open Space, Conservation and Recreation" forum, one regarding Economic Development and others to get input from individual neighborhoods.

In November (2010) a draft of an updated Master Plan was drawn based on that input along with past planning initiatives, current land use, proposed and in-progress capital ...[read more]

Framingham Town Election Info (2011)

January 26, 2011 (12:12 pm EST)
Filed under: Politics by Randy Harris

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The following contains information about running for Town Office, running for Town Meeting, as well as voter info, general candidate and election info and key dates related to the 2011 Framingham Town Election.

2011 - Framingham Annual Town Election Info

Framingham's Annual Town Election will be held April 5th, 2011. Help decide who will serve in your town's government --- vote!

Nomination papers for those planning to run for Town Offices in 2011 were available from the Town Clerk on November 29, 2010.  To be nominated, candidates for Town Offices needed to return the nomination papers with  the valid signatures of  fifty registered Framingham voters.  (These dates and requirements were for "Town Offices" only, not for Town Meeting Member candidates).

Candidates for Town Office who did complete the nomination process now have until ...[read more]

Planning Board Accepting Associate Member Applications

August 16, 2009 (8:46 pm EST)
Filed under: Politics by Deb Cleveland

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Planning Board and Board of Selectmen are accepting letters of interest and qualifications from residents who would like to be considered for appointment as the Planning Board’s Associate Member. The term for this appointment is from the date of the appointment until July 1, 2010. This is a volunteer position.

The Associate Member of the Planning Board serves in cases where the Planning Board acts as the Special Permit Granting Authority under the Framingham Zoning By-Law. These Public Hearings are generally held twice per month in the evening from 7:30 p.m. to approximately 10 p.m.

The Chairperson of the Planning Board may require such Associate Member to be in attendance at special permit hearings, and may designate such Associate Member to sit on the Board for the purpose of acting on a special permit application in the case of absence, inability to act, or conflict of interest, on the part of any member of the Planning Board, or in the event of a vacancy on the Board.

Desirable qualifications include, but are not limited to, an understanding, awareness and/or experience with the Framingham Zoning By-Law and the variety of development proposals that come before the Framingham Planning Board as well as insight into the land use issues that are of concern to town residents.

Application forms are available online at