Neighbors appeal Natick ZBA’s OK of Tech Circle car facility


Wicked Local | By Brian Benson
February 11, 2017

NATICK – Several neighbors are appealing a Zoning Board of Appeals decision approving a car preparation and storage facility on an undeveloped Tech Circle parcel.

Members of the Kang, Billings and Ossikine families, who all live on Rathbun Road next to the Zero and 16 Tech Circle project, have appealed by filing a lawsuit in Land Court, according to court documents.

They allege the board lacked jurisdiction to approve the project and ignored arguments neighbors made against the project.
“The plaintiffs are abutters of the property, all of whom live on a wooded and bucolic road in a residential district of Natick,” the Jan. 27 complaint says. “They are aggrieved by the board’s decision for various reasons, including the project’s detrimental impact on their neighborhood and on the value of their properties.”

Last month, the board approved the plans of Richard Gill, of Brigham-Gill Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, to build a single-floor, 6,750-square-foot building to prepare cars for delivery. Assembly tasks could include installing trailer hitches, floor protectors, technology and other aftermarket products. Gill also plans to create space to store about 350 cars, according to the board’s decision.

The project meets state and local stormwater requirements and adds landscaping to screen nearby homes, proponents have said.

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