Residents’ Evaluation 276 Mill Road
This Project is Not in Chelmsford’s Best Interest!

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Violates 40B selection criteria.
Does not conform to Town...
The Affordable Housing Plan not valid! Needs to be revised…

Gone
15+ acres of UML West NEVER part of plan!

Gone

Gone
12...
Impact on Town Plans
• Master Plan
– Commercial land is gone
– IA best use for JOBS or other technical purpose
– It is NOT...
Site Health and Safety Issues
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Health Department is Opposed!
13% slope from top to Mill Road – Ice Storm anyone?
D...
Adjacent Safety/Environmental Issues

Many unsecured mechanical items . Okay for IA… NOT for families!
Fire Safety
• The site will not allow 360 degree access to two buildings
• It CAN happen in Chelmsford and it has… with de...
Traffic will Not Get Better
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Mill Rd: abused ‘scenic road’... already sees heavy traffic.
Project outlet is near a...
Project will adversely affect abutters with Global presence !
Interruptions to manufacturing and increased site liabilitie...
There are Alternatives!
1. Revise AHMP to include
all viable areas to meet
Chelmsford’s affordable
housing goals and new
r...
There are Alternatives!

3. The 34 acres of the abandoned UMASS Lowell West campus
is the PRIME location to create phased ...
An Abandoned Fire Hazard with full infrastructure and excellent
topography ready to go!!

There are Alternatives
Send a message! Deny this project now
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Residents of the Mill Road area presentation to the ZBA 2/20/14

  1. 1. Residents’ Evaluation 276 Mill Road
  2. 2. This Project is Not in Chelmsford’s Best Interest! • • • • • • Violates 40B selection criteria. Does not conform to Town’s housing and master plans. Traffic and Safety hazards abound Ignores Health concerns Stormwater run-off Risk loss of Global businesses headquartered in Chelmsford !
  3. 3. The Affordable Housing Plan not valid! Needs to be revised… Gone 15+ acres of UML West NEVER part of plan! Gone Gone 120 units 120 units 384 Aspen 40B Units
  4. 4. Impact on Town Plans • Master Plan – Commercial land is gone – IA best use for JOBS or other technical purpose – It is NOT residential use for a reason • Affordable Housing Plan – Needs to be revised using more current data – It no longer reflects reality • Town wide Water and Sewer – – – – Safety issues with BOTH water and sewer State has limited our well water draw NOW! Emergency water restrictions in place NOW! Town sewer is at capacity, location is as well
  5. 5. Site Health and Safety Issues • • • • Health Department is Opposed! 13% slope from top to Mill Road – Ice Storm anyone? Driveways and building access not optimum for fire trucks Do you want children to wait for the bus here? • Town liability when first resident claims illness Reviewer comment, I used to drive this street, but there’s too much traffic now
  6. 6. Adjacent Safety/Environmental Issues Many unsecured mechanical items . Okay for IA… NOT for families!
  7. 7. Fire Safety • The site will not allow 360 degree access to two buildings • It CAN happen in Chelmsford and it has… with deadly effect
  8. 8. Traffic will Not Get Better • • • • Mill Rd: abused ‘scenic road’... already sees heavy traffic. Project outlet is near a hazardous turn. Zoll traffic will be competing and queuing at same turn. There are frequent road obstructions in GOOD weather.
  9. 9. Project will adversely affect abutters with Global presence ! Interruptions to manufacturing and increased site liabilities. Will damage the marketing of limited IA space in Chelmsford.
  10. 10. There are Alternatives! 1. Revise AHMP to include all viable areas to meet Chelmsford’s affordable housing goals and new residents requirements … 2. Mill Rd is a prime location for a Megawatt scale solar development !!!
  11. 11. There are Alternatives! 3. The 34 acres of the abandoned UMASS Lowell West campus is the PRIME location to create phased development to meet ALL 40B requirements for Chelmsford!
  12. 12. An Abandoned Fire Hazard with full infrastructure and excellent topography ready to go!! There are Alternatives
  13. 13. Send a message! Deny this project now
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