South Natick Is Changing…Who Gets to Weigh In?

NATICK —

Town Administrator Martha White proposed creating a committee to create a recommendation for the future of the former Eliot School in South Natick, but the members of the committee have not been determined.

The town-owned property now houses the Eliot Montessori School, but the school’s lease ends in 2010 and the future of the site is uncertain.  – Metrowest Daily News

South Natick may be undergoing some changes.

Carlson Real Estate is out.

Hughes & Hughes has shuttered their doors.

The property owned by the Eliot Montessori School, across the street from its’ present location has been cleared.

The future of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church building is up in the air.

And the building now being leased by Eliot Montessori and owned by the Town of Natick, needs a planning committee to determine the intended plans of the Montessori folks as well as the various options for the property, once the lease expires in 2010.

A prior committee had recommended the long term lease of the Eliot School property, but at last year’s Spring Town Meeting, it was decided to hold off on a vote and to also consider the possibility of selling.

And while  some members of the town planning board may feel that  South Natick residents may not bring needed skill sets to the table for this task, they may in fact bring the most important planning tool – they live there.

Neighborhood representation in this task is crucial.  The very nature of shaping and molding the South Natick blueprint impacts the daily lives and real estate values of those who live in the neighborhood.

These are the folks who have first-hand knowledge about traffic patterns, foot traffic, and services needed.

South Natick representation would bring a wealth of knowledge and issues to the planning process.

BostonKayakGuy applauds Martha White’s intent to include neighborhood input as part of the proposal to bring before the Board of Selectmen.

The proposed committee would act in an advisory capacity with a mandate to prepare a proposal for the Town’s selectmen.

White has proposed that in addition to a South Natick resident, the committee include members of the finance and historical commisions, a town representative, and either herself or her selected appointee.

More:

Committee Forming To Examine Eliot School/Metrowest Daily News

JOHN PRESCOTT

BostonKayakGuy

Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.johnprescott.net

JOHN PRESCOTT

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