Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Important Planning Hire

 147 acres of woodland under purchase and sale agreement for $6.5 million

Last week the Amherst Planning Board voted unanimously (5-0 with 2 absent) to hire Fuss & O'Neill as their go to person for helping sort out all the planning issues associated with the largest and most expensive rental housing construction project in well over a decade, The Retreat in northeast Amherst.

A hiring committee consisting of two Planning Board members and four full-time professional town planning staff made the recommendation for Fuss & O'Neill over two other applicants.

The "scope of work" clause gives an ambitious time table, with a preliminary report within 30 days of starting and a final report 30 days after that.

As soon as Landmark Properties cuts a check for $20,700, the clock starts ticking ...

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