FOLQ’s Lake Development Position


Dear Friends and Supporters, On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Cabot, Cabot and Forbes filed a site plan and application for a mixed-use residential development at 200 Quannapowitt Parkway (the old American Mutual building) with the Zoning Board of Appeals. Included in that filing is a letter stating that amendments will soon be added that incorporate important elements for lake protection,...

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FOLQ’s Lake Development Position Explained


Dear Friends and Supporters, The Friends of Lake Quannapowitt, faced with a proposed large residential development at 200 Quannapowitt Parkway (old American Mutual building,) have engaged the public recently with a citizen petition, town wide signs and an initiative to sponsor zoning changes preventing or limiting the size of residential development intended for the November 2020 Town Meeting. We were...

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Planning Board Hearing Again Continued


Dear Members and Supporters The November 17th Planning Board hearing on the FOLQ zoning change articles has been continued. Progress was made on understanding the articles language and their intent to limit the size of residential development in the Lakeside area. However, with other questions regarding possible conflicts with other zoning sections and dimensional requirements, the Board decided to continue...

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FOLQ Articles- Continued Planning Hearing


On Tuesday, November 17, the Planning Board hearing on the submitted FOLQ zoning articles will continue. We invite our members and friends to attend to stay informed and provide support. Use this link to the meeting:

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Lake Development Update


To all our members and supporters: As we promised, FOLQ intends to keep you informed as we continue efforts to protect our lake shoreline from negative aspects of development. Even though our zoning articles did not make it through the Planning Board process in time to be voted on at Town Meeting, we will be continuing our zoning efforts and...

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FOLQ Articles Update


Thursday’s Planning Board hearing to discuss the FOLQ zoning change articles was continued by Board vote effectively removing them from Town Meeting discussion and vote on Saturday. The Board thought that there was not enough time to adequately discuss and make a proper recommendation to Town Meeting and has scheduled an additional hearing on the articles on November 17. So...

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