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Sharon Commons Returns to ZBA on July 25

Developers seek modification of Phase 1 approval.

developers will again seek the Sharon Zoning Board of Appeals' support for changes to their plans, this time on July 25.

The board will hold a public hearing on Sharon CF II LP's request for Phase 1 modifications at 7 that night at the , according to a public hearing notice on the town hall bulletin board.

Sharon Commons is a nearly 400,000-square-foot development eyed for about 59 acres bordered by Old Post Road and Interstate 95.

The meeting will happen roughly six weeks after a ZBA vote that prompted Target officials to discuss pulling out, a move some in Sharon believed effectively killed the commercial project.

On June 13, to accept Sharon CF II LP's request to withdraw its application without prejudice. The application included changing the two-lane road to four lanes (two in each direction), rotating the Target building's orientation, and moving other buildings on the site, Chairman John Lee said.

Lee and the two other board members voting indicated they felt the originally proposed two-lane road (one in each direction) was more consistent with the lifestyle center that Sharon voters supported when they amended the zoning.

Selectmen Chairman William Heitin has said he spoke with Target and Sharon CF II officials two days later, on June 15.

Town, Target and Sharon Commons officials agreed to develop a modified proposal designed to address the ZBA's traffic concerns and the retailer's needs, Heitin said.

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