The Salem News | By Arianna MacNeill
May 14, 2017
BEVERLY — The future of Folly Hill, and the potential of large-scale residential development there, moves ahead Tuesday night.
The city’s Planning Board is set to open a public hearing to consider a definitive subdivision plan for the 76.6-acre site.
If the plan is approved, the former zoning would be frozen for the next eight years, allowing for potentially upward of 700 apartments to be built on the wooded site.
The Planning Board’s review of the subdivision plan can only consist of whether it meets the city’s conditions, not on whether development there is appropriate, Aaron Clausen, city planner, has previously said.