The MEDITECH building in Freetown continues to inspire debate, including this excerpt from Mike Moran’s article:
Galvin called Meditech and its allies “crude,” “belligerent” and “uncooperative.” He characterized Neil Pappalardo, Meditech’s respected chairman, as a “mysterious fellow” and “a developer who doesn’t want to work with anybody.” I guess the secretary forgot about the other communities that have welcomed Meditech as a partner.
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I recently attended the public hearing of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight at the Statehouse. The hearing’s agenda was Senate Bill 2053, An Act relative to certain projects referred to the Massachusetts Historical Commission for consultation.
The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) and many others testified. Listening to the people, it was clear that the argument centered around who said what and when they said it on the 21-acre, $65 million investment by Meditech at the Peace Haven site. Already, $2 million has been expended by Meditech for archeological, permitting and siting fees. If Meditech is denied this permit, then what? If not Meditech, then who can or will develop this site? If the Massachusetts Historical Commission imposes standards no developer will accept, is this not a taking of private land by the MHC? Has Secretary of State William Galvin considered the consequences of this?
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