December 14, 2016
BRAINTREE – The size of the proposed sports complex on the Braintree High School campus has been cut almost in half.
The revised plans, presented to the planning board Tuesday night, would eliminate the proposed indoor artificial-turf field and retain the two regulation-size hockey rinks and the August Petersen Pool.
Scott Lacy, a lawyer representing co-developer BSC Partners, said the changes reduce the size of the building from 157,160 square feet to 86,630 square feet. The revisions would also move the building away from neighboring properties and would add about 35 new parking spaces. The town is the other co-developer.
Members of the planning board said they felt the changes would address some of the project’s major issues, including traffic, parking and stormwater runoff.
Board Chairman Robert Harnais said Mayor Joseph Sullivan has played an active role in revising the plans.
“We’ve addressed a lot of concerns from people,” he said.
Vice Chairman Joseph Reynolds said there are “still details we need to work out.”
He said the plan preserves the two most important parts of the project: the rinks and the pool.