"The Point" by Sam Park & Co. - Littleton Common

  

See site plan and renderings for "The Point" by Sam Park & Co.  Constitution Avenue, Littleton, MA on Route 119/Great Road at Exit 31 off Interstate 495 Read more about Littleton Common overlay zoning.

 

Groundbreaking for MassWorks, Sam Park.MA Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki joined U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, state and local officials and developer Sam Park on August 6, 2012 to break ground on the MassWorks Infrastructure Program-supported Route 119/I-495 Interchange Safety and Capacity Improvement Project.Read press release. More photos.

Planning Board approves special permits for seven lots at 495 Great Road - On January 26, 2012, the Planning Board unanimously approved special permit applications submitted by Littleton Commercial Investments LLC/Sam Park & Company LLC for a mixed use development on seven lots comprising approximately 90.27 acres of land at Constitution Avenue (495 Great Road). The project was granted Special Permits for each lot for the proposed uses under the Littleton Village Overlay District West - Beaver Brook Area, concurrent Major Commercial Use Special Permits, and an Aquifer & Water Resource District Special Permit for the entire development. The Public Hearings were opened on Thursday, December 22, 2011 Select drop down menu below and choose 'Special Permits - 22-Dec-2011 PB Hearing' folder to see the decisions and applications.

Planning Board approves 7-lot subdivision plan, Area B special permit. At a public hearing held on October 13, 2011, the Littleton Planning Board approved a seven-lot definitive subdivision plan for Constitution Avenue, the former "Cisco" site acquired by Sam Park & Company. See application.  At that public hearing, the Planning Board also approved a Littleton Village"Area B Overlay District Setback Special Permit" for the site. The project is described as a "commercial development on seven (7) subdivided lots consistent with the objectives, performance standards and critera, and design standards of the Littleton Village Overlay District West - Beaver Brook Area, particularly to achieve a New England feel: pedestrian-friendly environments, building entrances proximate to sidewalks and internal ways, and minimzation of continuous lengths of flat, blank walls, adjacent to streets, pedestrian pathways or open spaces."

Sam Park & Co. acquires 90-acre Cisco site. Sam Park & Co. of Boston, MA announced on August 31, 2011 its purchase of the 90-acre Cisco Systems site in Littleton, Massachusetts. Read more.

Sam Park & Company Announces Purchase of 90-Acre Cisco Site in Littleton; Parcel primed for 640,000 square feet of commercial use; deemed priority development site by town. (8/31/11 – Boston) Long-stalled hopes for a site considered crucial to Littleton’s economic development were revived upon the announcement that Sam Park & Company, in partnership with Morris & Morse Company of Boston, has acquired a 90-acre parcel previously owned by Cisco Systems. Sam Park & Company closed on the sale today. “This is an incredible opportunity to create jobs and bring tax dollars to Littleton,” stated Samuel Park, President. “With permits in place for 640,000 square feet of office space, this is a great location for commercial development. We look forward to working closely with the town and community to create a development that brings the most benefit to the area.” Located at Exit 31 on Interstate 495, the site is one of two Priority Development Sites, along with IBM's MassLab software campus, that Littleton has designated for expedited permitting under Chapter 43D. A multi-year planning process culminated in the town’s approval of the Littleton Common village zoning and overlay district, paving the way for the property’s sale and future development. “The Town of Littleton is delighted to welcome Sam Park as a partner to help implement Littleton's goal of economic development consistent with community character,” stated Keith Bergman, Littleton Town Administrator. “The Cisco site is a centerpiece for carrying out our town’s vision for economic development while strengthening the adjacent village center. Our town officials look forward to working with Sam Park as he develops his specific plans for that site, including retail and other amenities that will benefit the town." With access to both I-495 and Route 119, the Cisco property boasts an ideal location for commercial development. It is also fully permitted. Park plans to update the site’s infrastructure to make it “pad ready,” or brought to a buildable development stage, over the next year.

Littleton awarded $1.8-million Massworks grant -Governor Patrick announced $1.8 million for roadway safety and capacity improvements to Route 119/Great Road. Read more. The Board of Selectmen had voted to authorize the submission of a grant request and acceptance of grant funds under the MassWorks Infrastructure Program for the Route 119 (Great Road)/I-495 Interchange Traffic Mitigation Project.

495 MetroWest Development Compact. On March 29, 2012, the Patrick-Murray Administration announced the release of the 495/MetroWest Development Compact Regional Plan. The priority areas identified in this plan -- which includes Littleton Common-- are intended to guide and inform future land use decisions in the region. By providing a regional perspective on the 495/MetroWest Region, the Plan will help local, regional and state partners make decisions and investments that promote new growth which maximizes current resources in the region and to assure that continued growth will be sustainable over the long term.

Cisco Systems site approved as Chapter 43D Priority Development Site. The Commonwealth’s Interagency Permitting Board approved the Town of Littleton’s expedited permitting application under MGL C.43D and designated the Cisco Systems site on Great Road (Map R18, Parcel 1-2) as one of Littleton's two Priority Development Sites for expedited permitted. The other Priority Development Site is 550 King Street (Map U8, Parcel 10), the “IBM” MassLab site. Littleton's November 5, 2007 Town Meeting had designated both the IBM and Cisco sites as Priority Development Sites. See the expedited permitting procedures adopted by the Board of Selectmen on December 8, 2008.  

Contact:

Planning Administrator Maren Toohill

toohill@littletonma.org

Resources:

Expedited permitting - MGL Chapter 43D
Expedited permtting in Littleton
Expedited permitting procedures adopted 12/8/08
BSC Transportation analysis - 2009
MAPC Zoning Report - 2010
Littleton Common Sewer Feasibility Study
Sam Park & Co.