Woburn City Council – Updated

DATE 06/01/2021
TIME 7:00 pm
LOCATION Council Chamber, Woburn City Hall, Common Street, Woburn, MA, United States

Meeting Agenda

The following is the Notice of Meeting and, at the time of posting, a listing of topics that the President reasonably anticipates will be discussed at the Regular Meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The order of the matters may be amended at the meeting.

  1. Roll Call.
  2. Reading of Previous Meetings Journal.
  3. Communications from His Honor the Mayor:
    1. Communication from Mayor regarding capital budget.
  4. New Petitions:
    1. Shamrock Running Club for special event permit for a road race on July 4, 2021.
    2. Woburn Cab Co. for renewal of Taxi Cab Licenses.
    3. M&L Transit Systems Inc. for renewal of Common Carrier Licenses.
    4. Sarah Lyn Sindoni Faris for special permit to allow muscular therapy at 100 Sylvan Road/100 Trade Center, Suite G700.
  5. Public Hearings:
    1. FRH Realty LLC, An Affiliate of Fairfield Residential for a special permit to allow: 1. Four hundred forty-five (445) residential dwelling units, 2. Accessory pool, 3. Accessory garages for use of residents on the premises, 4. Fence over 3 feet high within street setback, 5. Maximum height of fence to exceed 6 feet, 6. Free-standing sign in front yard setback, 7. Maximum pavement width of driveway increased, 8. Private garage larger than 900 s.f. with doors exceeding 8 feet high, 9. Private accessory garage in front yard setback, 10. Private swimming pool larger than 900 s.f., and 11. Site Plan Approval for four hundred forty-five (445) residential dwelling units, at 316 New Boston Street. [request to continue filed]
    2. Linear Retail Woburn #1 LLC for a special permit to allow 1. Revised site plan entitled “Proposed Site Plan Documents for Linear Retail, Proposed Driveway Relocation” dated April 14, 2021 prepared by Bohler, 45 Franklin Street, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02110 which revised site plan shows the existing curb cut limited to right turns in and right turns out and a new curb cut which creates a dedicated right turn into the site; a dedicated right turn out of the site; and a dedicated left turn out of the site all as part of the petitioner’s Access Management Plan. 2. A modification of the parking reduction allowed in the Decision from 168 parking spots to 148/144 parking spaces to 136 parking spaces, at 299 Mishawum Road. [request to continue filed]
    3. Café Leonardo for a special permit to modify a Special Permit to change the name from Café Sorelli. Inc. to Café Leonardo.
    4. Jackson Lumber for special permit: 1. To amend a special permit to allow additional drainage and pavement to expand parking lot; and 2. Alteration of existing use to allow for drainage and pavement, at 36 Prospect Street.
    5. Woburn APNA Bazar Incorporated for a special permit to modify special permit to allow alteration of pre-existing nonconforming use and structure to allow retail store and parking at 335 Washington Street.
    6. Popeyes for a special permit to allow for a fast food restaurant pursuant to Section 5.1 (29) at 305 Mishawum Road.
    7. Mass General Brigham Integrated Care, Inc. for a special permit and site plan review to allow: 1. Section to allow a medical office building for general outpatient and diagnosis containing approximately 60,206 gross floor area; 2. Section 8.3 to allow parking on separate lot within 500 feet of proposed use; 3. Section 8.6.3 to allow exceptions to landscaping requirements for parking facilities in temporary parking lot; 4. Section 28.3 to allow relief to allow height of retaining wall up to nine (9) feet more or less in height; 5. Section to allow reduction in loading space requirements; 6. Section 28.3 to allow reduced setbacks for bike racks (if applicable), CHP, SG and Transformer; and 7. Approval of all signage as set forth on illustrative Site Plan, at 2 Hill Street.
    8. Order to amend Section 5.2 additional regulations of the 1985 Zoning Ordinance of the City of Woburn by further amending subsection 4.
    9. Order to amend the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended, be further amended by amending the definition of “RESTAURANT, FULL- SERVICE” in Section 2 by inserting after “space” on the first line the following language: “(including outdoor seating and rooftop dining)”.
  6. Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings: None
  7. Committee Reports: None.
  8. Citizen’s Participation: None.
  9. Communications and Reports:
    1. Communication from State Representative Richard M. Haggerty date May 10, 2021 regarding City of Woburn Budget Earmarks included in the FY22 House Budget.
    2. Communication form City Solicitor Ellen Callahan Doucette dated May 25, 2021 regarding Rescission of State of Emergency – Remote Participation.
  10. Appointments and Elections: None.
  11. Motions, Orders and Resolutions:
    1. Traffic Commission Order to establish stop sign for Banks Street northeastbound at Jones Avenue.
    2. Traffic Commission Order to establish stop sign for Jones Avenue northwestbound at Longwood Avenue.
    3. Traffic Commission Order to establish stop sign for East Dexter Avenue westbound at Longwood Avenue.
    4. Order to amend the Woburn Municipal Code by revising Title 2, Article XVIII, Compensation of Officers and Employees to increase the base salary of Appeals, Board of Alternate (1) from $ 1,350.00 to $ 4,500.00.
    5. Resolution to send communications to Piece by Piece Movers, LLC, located at 90 Blueberry Hill Road, and Spry Moving, located at 54 Holton Street, regarding parking on Nashua Street.
    6. Resolution that the Committee on Infrastructure and Public Lands convene, as a committee of the whole, in collaboration with the City Engineer, City Traffic Consultant, and representation from MassDOT Highway Division District 4, to discuss traffic signalization and process for notification of changes on Commerce Way and Washington Street.


Notice of Hearing – FRH Realty LLC – 316 New Boston Street
Notice of Hearing – Cafe Leonardo 130 New Boston Street
Notice of Hearing – Popeye’s – 305 Mishawum Road – 6-1-2021
Notice of Hearing – Mass General Brigham Integrated Care Inc – 2 Hill St – 6-1-2021
Notice of Hearing WZO Sec 5.2 Sub-Sec 4 Temp Road Access Road 6-1-2021
Notice of Hearing – Linear Retail Woburn – 299 Mishawum Road
Notice of Hearing WZO Sec 2 – Restaurant Full-Service