Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Representatives of the retail complex are scheduled to meet with the Sharon Zoning Board of Appeals again Wednesday night.
A petition by Sharon residents says Sharon Commons' latest layout for Target is off-target from the concept approved at town meeting. The new configuration changes "the character of the project from a that of a 'lifestyle' mall to that of a 'power' mall," according to the document, which 47 people had signed as of 9:09 this morning. The petitioners are asking the Sharon Zoning Board of Appeals to "select a site plan more in keeping with the scope of authority granted by the voters of the Town of Sharon at town meeting for a 'lifestyle' mall," the document says. The zoning board is scheduled to meet with Sharon Commons representatives again Wednesday night at the Sharon Town Offices. The board meets at 7 p.m. The building layout change …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
"Five Things You Need To Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Vote today Sharon's annual town election runs from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Sharon High School. Learn about the candidates on Sharon Patch's special topics page. 2. Support Sharon Middle School track The Sharon Middle School track program competes at North Attleboro High School at 2:30 p.m. 3. Help plan Sharon's Independence Day celebration The Sharon Fourth of July Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Community Center. 4. Learn about Sharon Commons The Design Review Committee advising the Sharon Zoning Board of Appeals about Sharon Commons meets at 8 p.m. at the Sharon Town Offices. 5. Attend a concert The Sharon …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Site abuts land the town will get when first Sharon Commons building permits are issued.
Sharon has expanded its buffer zone near Sharon Commons by less than an acre. Tuesday night, selectmen accepted the deed to the small site, which the Vickery Corp. donated to Sharon. The conservation commission will get the adjacent upper pond at the former Morse Brothers cranberry bogs off South Main Street when Sharon Commons gets its first building permits, Conservation Administrator Gregory Meister said. The commission requested the selectmen's vote for that reason, Meister said Wednesday. The commission is scheduled to discuss the bogs at its next meeting, at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the Sharon Community Center. The agenda is here.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Fall special town meeting voters allowing selectmen to get land near Shaw's Plaza and Gavin's Pond Road.
Traffic signals will come to South Main Street at Shaw's Plaza and Sharon Commons thanks to a vote at Monday night's fall special town meeting. By a two-thirds majority, voters authorized selectmen to acquire about 500 square feet of land near Shaw's Plaza and Gavin's Pond Road by eminent domain or purchase. Voters also authorized spending about $12,000 for this purpose. Town Counsel Richard Gelerman told voters that Sharon and the owner of Shaw's Plaza and Sharon Commons developer the Congress Group had a verbal agreement as of town meeting. The Congress Group has agreed to reimburse Sharon the cost of acquiring that land, Gelerman told voters in the Sharon High School auditorium. The Congress Group also will pay to reconfigure the Shaw's…
Monday, October 17, 2011
Representatives meet with Sharon Board of Health on Monday night.
Sharon Commons has proposed moving its underground septic system to jibe with the site layout the zoning board of appeals approved for the 450,000-square-foot lifestyle center this summer. Project officials and the Sharon Board of Health agreed Monday night to review the matter after the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection responds to the proposed changes. Health board consultant Marie Cannon was part of the discussion. Attorney Robert Shelmerdine, representing project developer Sharon CFII LP, told the board he considered the changes "a minor modification" to the design the board approved on Sept. 22, 2008. The size of the project, across from Shaw's Plaza on South Main Street, has since been reduced to 450,000 square …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
$3.5 million eyed for Old Post Road work; private funding expected for another $3 million in South Main Street upgrades.
Sharon officials hope to secure a $3.5 million state grant toward $6.5 million in road improvements in the South Main Street area near Shaw's Plaza. Private funding would support the $3 million balance of the South Sharon Infrastructure Program, including a traffic signal at South Main at Gavin's Pond Road, consultant Ken Caputo told selectmen Tuesday night. Selectmen voted to support pursuing the $3.5 million MassWorks Infrastructure grant for creating a new section of Old Post Road, across from Shaw's Plaza. Applications are due Sept. 16. The grant program is a state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development initiative. The Congress Group is filing the application through the town, with the selectmen's support, a grant program…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Sharon Cub Scouts register new scouts.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Sharon's Kindergarteners start school today. 2. Sharon Cub Scout Pack 95 will register first-time scouts only from 7 to 9 p.m. at O'Connell Hall, 52 Cottage St. 3. The Sharon Conservation Commission meets at 7:45 p.m. at the Sharon Community Center. The agenda includes a continued public hearing on the proposed drainage review for Sharon Commons. 4. Temple Sinai of Sharon holds a Sitting at Sinai Jewish meditation program from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. And, one teaser:
Monday, August 1, 2011
Developers also anticipate spending rest of 2011 creating construction documents.
More detailed plans for Sharon Commons' access road could reach selectmen soon. Developer Sharon CF II LP hopes to submit a 100 percent design proposal for Old Post Road to the board by the end of this month, Project Manager Richard Kershaw said Monday. A 25 percent design was previously presented for the road, which will connect the 448,000-square-foot retail and office project to South Main Street, he said. The Sharon Zoning Board of Appeals recently granted Phase Two site plan approval for the project, as well as Phase Three building approval for Target and for BJ's Wholesale Club. The developer plans to focus the rest of 2011 on developing construction documents for building permit purposes, Kershaw said. Target and BJ's would open in …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Votes involve three topics.
The Sharon Zoning Board of Appeals has approved Sharon Commons requests on three topics. After monthly public hearings this spring and early summer, the board voted Wednesday night to approve requests involving modifying phase 2, which involves attaching utilities to buildings, as well as site plan approval for the public amenities; as well as phase 3, involving architectural issues, for Target and for BJ's Wholesale Club. A December 2007 zoning board permit established three phases for building the mall, on South Main Street opposite Shaw's Plaza, attorney Robert Shelmerdine, representing the developer, told the board this spring: "boxes on a plan"; "a three-dimensional approach" and a zoning board review as building construction starts. …