Kingston: Officials say ‘no’ to access road

Kingston officials turn thumbs down to a developer’s proposal to upgrade 75 feet of dirt road near the Independence Mall.

The developer says the work would provide access to a commercial subdivision proposed over the town line in Plymouth.

But Kingston officials say they don’t want residents to have to deal with an increase in traffic just so Plymouth can rake in more business and tax dollars.

At issue is a four-lot parcel off Route 3, owned by Waterhouse Properties.

Four years ago, the Plymouth Planning Board approved a project calling for three car dealerships and a hotel.

One access road was from Cherry St. in Plymouth.

A second was Kingston’s William Gould Way, which the developer wants to extend to the Plymouth town line.

In recent years the Independence Mall has lost two of its largest tenants to Plymouth’s Colony Place.

Kingston selectmen say commercial development on Waterhouse properties could cause more financial harm to the mall.

About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.