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Needham Planning Board, 10/3/22

There was a lot to discuss when the Planning Board met for a couple of public hearings on October 3. First off, the Muzi property was brought to the floor for comment in it’s last full public hearing before a decision is made. After that, the Coca-Cola plant wanted to get improvements OK’d by the board. It made for a long, but insightful night.The video is available for viewing below!


1) Public Hearing: 557 Highland Avenue continued hearing from 6/7/22
557 Highland, LLC, an affiliate of The Bulfinch Companies, Inc., Petitioner
Proposal to redevelop the property with office, laboratory, research and development uses.
The proposal also includes construction of one-level of below grade parking under each building
and a separate stand-alone parking garage, as well as retail and restaurant uses.

2) Public Hearing: 9 B Street
Coca-Cola Beverages, Northeast, Inc., Petitioner
Proposal to renovate the existing building by removing the existing
office wing, removal part of the existing Fleet Services wing, associated
storage and former railroad bay to be replaced by attached new single-story
Fleet Services wing and addition of 14 loading docks

3) Deliberation: 29-37 Franklin Street
Sira Naturals, Inc., Petitioner
Proposal to make changes to the permit, including a request to r
eliminate the “appointment-only” operational requirement.

4) Request to extend Belle Lane Subdivision Tripartite Agreement

5) Board of Appeals – October 20, 2022

6) Report from Planning Director and Board Members

7) Correspondence

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