Susan Busher



March, 2019

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Supported a comment by Chuck Martin on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Chuck Martin
I 100% agree. When you drive out of downtown and see the mess of wires in the air and how run down the street looks it’s amazing it’s in Winchester. The increase in property values will be well worth the expense of the work listed above. Also continuing the gas lights from downtown.
Supported a comment by coUrbanizer via Text on Winchester Master Plan 2030 5 months, 2 weeks ago
coUrbanizer via Text
Beautify north Main Street! Has been on the list for 25 years and nothing has changed. Add curbs, trees, remove overhead wires put them behind the stores or underground, mark the lanes and add parking or at least define it better. get businesses to update signage. It is about as ugly as any strip in any town.
Commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 6 months ago
Property is prime for 400 unit 40B dormant proposal equating to 1200 residents/800 cars,/3-6 stories literally in our back yards, hanging over existing homes. Holton St traffic already blocks our street accesses. industrial owner/seller has other option of expanding industry with increased freight trains, tractor trailers, noise, odors, vermin. Both untenable options for neighbors suffering now. Our vision is compatibility. Our vision is improvement, not a different or worse evil as is on the horizon. Our vision is a neighbor that eliminates the visual mess from our homes, industrial noise, truck traffic, freight deliveries we now suffer from commercial growth. A neighbor that would not overshadow our homes, would not gridlock Holton St Winch and dangerous Woburn stretch to Montvale. Our vision is good planning, re-zoning, discussions with owner. Our vision is a firm place in the Master Plan that puts residents first and rights past wrongs. Our vision is that Town Officials, Committee Members, other residents, the Plan embrace the rights of existing home owners and their street access as the first requirement of any development, rather than compromising them to satisfy missions of Affordable Housing or Commercial growth.
Commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 6 months, 1 week ago
I hope the imperative issue of the largest "Light Industrial" property area is addressed. Winchester residents believe acres of industrial property is in Woburn with no idea it is their Town.. When recognized, the attitude towards abutting residents is condescending and targeted for 40B.. Previous Master Plan drafts and comments of residents speak of a Town that Cross St/Holten St/East St. area do not know. The Triangle Plan addressed us. The Town ignored that plan and us. Many homes were here before 1970's commercial growth. Business expansion is the goal of all businesses. Unleashed with no oversight. The Town allows commercial development with no environmental laws to protect against industrial noise, odors, all night tractor trailer trucking. The Town takes no responsibility for the incompatibility and conflict it created between residents and businesses. Resident complaints not obvious because demographics of life long residents now elderly, first time home buyers who buy lower values to move on and do not know, even fear, complaining to authorities, who explain no laws to enforce against the nightmare they created. Residents give up. HELP US. Put us in the Master Plan. We are Winchester too. If you need the neighborhood(s) to speak up to, let me know. I can organize, but we are so tired of organizing to beat a drum that Town Officials refuse to recognize we are part of the orchestra.
Commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 6 months, 3 weeks ago
The 5 way intersection of Cross St., Holten St., East St., Lowell St. dangerous to cars and pedestrians. Daily, huge tractor trailers accessing industrial properties drive over school bus stop curbs and small island. Cars regularly enter Holton on wrong side of island. Cars heading up Cross enter East St thiniking slight turn is a continuous road.. Streets w/o sidewalks, curbs, and too wide intersection are dangerous for pedestrieans,, ever Increasing to sport venues, hospital lot, lunch walkers. Limited by choice due to danger. Long recognized by Engineering Dept. Residents do not answer as other less dangerous roads addressed.
Followed Winchester Master Plan 2030 6 months, 3 weeks ago