White Street Partners is sneaking in under the radar…again… with a new plan to develop Peary Court. With the exception of two 8 inch by 10 inch placards affixed obscurely to the existing Peary Court fence, there has been NO notice given to the public regarding their highly evolved plans to create an unprecedented 24 acre “Olde Towne” development at Peary Court. There has been NO official notice in anything of record, NO articles in the local newspapers, NO mention on radio or TV or the internet, NO meetings with the general public as promised last year when their original plans were shut down. And yet, on this coming Monday evening at 5:30 PM at the Old City Hall on Greene Street, HARC will review this massive proposal and make a decision to give it the green light. I’m not kidding. This whole proposal, one shot by HARC, this Monday night.
How can this be? How can a project of of this scale in the middle of and at the gateway to Old Town get so far with so little oversight?
In a last minute meeting this Sunday arranged at great effort by Meadows residents with WSP representatives (Donna Bosold, formerly of HARC, and Jim Hendricks, formerly face man for Pritam Singh at Truman Annex), we were shown only small scale plot plans of their new proposal. They felt the architectural drawings were too complicated for them, and certainly for us, to understand, and were therefore deliberately with held. Continue reading