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Planners open special permit NW Park hearings

2/4/2013

BURLINGTON - The Nordblom Company opened hearings consisting of three special permit applications for 32 Second Ave at the Planning Board’s most recent meeting.

The permits have to do with the multi-family housing component of the Northwest Park which is a requirement of the Planned Development District (PDD) regulations that were approved by the town for the Northwest Park property.

Todd Fremont-Smith, Nordblom Co. Senior Vice President, presented architectural design plans which revealed a rental housing complex containing 201 residences in the plan. The site shown is located within walking distance of Wegmans and Kings, and a courtyard roughly the size of an acre is set to be located at the center of the project. Also, there are plans to have a swimming pool and outdoor seating.

Fremont-Smith affirmed that the rental housing will be catered to the high-tech and medical workers that inhabit the working market in that area and throughout Burlington.

“We will give it a residential quality that we feel is going to appeal to the high-tech and medical workers who populate this market,” he said.

It was noted that the building is planned to be energy efficient and will contain a variety of building materials and disaggregated massing.

The parking situation in the plan will contain surface and structured parking, with the parking-to-unit ratio registering in a 1.6 parking spaces per unit.

Single-family rentals and multi-family rentals make up a majority of the housing plan.

As the meeting neared 1:15 a.m., the Planning Board did not have time to thoroughly look at the site plans and comment much on the matter so they unanimously decided to continue it to the February 7 meeting.