To the editor:
Having grown up in Foxboro and raising four children here, I think our town’s plan for growth should consider all options carefully.
We are not Mansfield with hundreds of apartments in enormous high-rise buildings next to a train station.
Wall Street will soon have many apartments with its mixed use retail building which is very welcome with its proximity to the center.
Mr. Gibson’s plan for the Fire Department Restaurant with less apartments and the much larger parking area that our town needs offers much more in line with the character of Foxboro.
A large multi-story apartment building facing a quiet residential street of single family homes seems out of place.
We would end up with less parking and an obtrusive building on Market Street.
Mr. Gibson’s plan to give the property of the former funeral home back to the town for parking would be a much better idea.
The town desperately needs more parking on the north end of the common.
Flooding the center with more apartments doesn’t make sense given the fact our infrastructure barley handles the traffic coming into the center from Main Street and Central Street twice a day during peak hours.
I hope our selectmen will take this into account when deciding growth plans for Foxboro.
Robert Flaherty Foxboro