June 7, 2007 Golf Proposal Shelved
The chairman of the Board of Assessors withdrew his proposal that asked the town to consider taking land by eminent domain from a company and turning it into a golf course. FULL STORY (Boston Globe- South Edition)
June 1, 2007 Old English Square eminent domain is withdrawn
A proposal to take the Old English Square development by eminent domain has been withdrawn while a proposal to allow a horse stable on the site was defeated. FULL STORY (Holbrook Sun)
May 11, 2007 Shortfall postpones Town Meeting
Facing a $2.3 million budget shortfall, officials have postponed the annual Town Meeting until May 29 in order to get a better handle on Holbrook’s finances. FULL STORY (Holbrook Sun)
Project Update: February 2007
On February 13, 2007 the Mullins Company presented the Planning Board in Holbrook with updated plans for Old English Square project. These updates include changes to the existing bowling alley and fitness center, and the addition of horse stables. Also proposed at the meeting was the implementation of an ecological sewer system. This sewer system would not only be environmentally friendly, but economically sound, as well as pleasing to the eye. The system would occupy about ½ acre of land and would include greenhouses full of plants and flowers of all types.
Following the submittal of the new proposed plans, the Planning Board had questions regarding the tax implications for agricultural use of the land, if in case the Mullins Company utilized the land for horseback riding, etc. They also had questions in regards to the new sewer system and the economic benefits of implementing such a system. The Mullins Company is scheduled to return to the planning board with information requested by the board members in hopes of finalizing the hearing and moving to the next step in the development process. The next meeting will be held at the Holbrook Town Hall on the evening of Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 8 p.m.
Old English Square is a proposed mixed-use development at the "Family
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