Bill Wharff’s plans to purchase 162 Federal Street (the old convent next to St. James (now Saltonstall) School are beginning to move again. (They had been held up because an oil leak from the furnace tank required clean up before permits could be issued.) The property will be before the Con Comm for Wetlands and Flood Hazard District Special Permit on March 22 and before the Planning Board on April 5 for site plan review. Please try to attend!

Wharff’s plans call for development of the building into 8 units with an elevator. They include purchase the property to the rear of the building from the Church to provide parking and a landscaped area for the building, with an entrance on Bridge St. The plans were extensively reviewed with neighbors several years ago. The attached documents give a good picture of what is planned.

Because this project is for 8 units in an area where parking is tight, the development committee encourages neighbors between Flint and Boston Street to attend the Conservation Committee meeting on March 22 and the Planning Board meeting on April 5.