Hingham: Permit Hearing Continued for River Stone 40B Project

The Hingham Zoning Board of Appeals has granted a continuance of hearing for a comprehensive permit for the 32-unit, River Stone 40B proposal off of Ward Street.

River Stone Attorney Warren Baker claims a move by a neighbor that changes site lines is the reason the developer is changing the plans.

“When we were placing the site distances on the plan, we found that the curvature of one of the properties that’s an abutter, would be traversed – so in other words – the line of site. Now currently it’s fine – you see can it. But the neighbor said, we’re going to obstruct, we’re going to plant something – we’re going to block it.”

Attorney Baker said the plan will be redesigned with a new entrance. However he doesn’t believe the update will drastically change any of the neighbor’s suggested conditions for the permit.

“The practical aspects of it though, I’m not quite sure are going to change significantly. It may look at little different, but I don’t think that the engineering changes significantly, so hopefully the comments that have already been made by most people would still be valid if you will, or not valid, as the case may be, with the redesigned plan. We’re trying to make it as minimalist as possible, but things have to be done,” Baker said.

The hearing is continued until March 26.

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About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.