Woburn City Council

DATE 11/01/2022
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, November 1, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Woburn City Hall, 10 Common Street, Woburn. 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:  None.
  4. New Petitions:
    1. Petitions for renewal of First Class Motor Vehicles Sales Licenses by the following: Lawless Inc., 196 Lexington Street; and WMK, LLC dba Mobility Works, 299 F&H Washington Street.
    2. Petitions for renewal of Second Class Motor Vehicles Sales Licenses by the following Lawless Inc., 196 Lexington Street; McSheffrey Auto Sales, Inc., 878 Main Street; Wassim (Sam) Nicolas dba Woburn Square Mobil, 23 Pleasant Street; Thomas Keane dba Woburn Classic Auto Sales, 13 Fowle Street; Adamo Rufo dba Route 16 Auto Broker, 280 Salem Street; Velozo Enterprises, Inc. dba Rogers Radiator, 936 Main Street; and Anchor Auto Sales, Inc., 3 Breed Avenue.
    3. Sanctuary Medicinals for special permit pursuant to Section 32.3 of the WZO, to amend current special permit to allow for adult use marijuana, at 130 Commerce Way.
    4. Veir Inc, for special permit to allow for: (1) accessory storage of 1 container and 2 trailers pursuant to Section 5.1(57a) of the WZO; and (2) and accessory use for scientific research pursuant to Section 5.1(66) of the WZO, at 6 Draper Street.
    5. PPC Event Services, Inc., for a special permit to allow for: (1) a modification to the Landowner’s Decision and Notice of Special Permits dated August 22, 3022, and January 26, 2012 to update the plan date; (2) an increase in the overnight parking of commercial vehicles from forty-four (44) to seventy-eight (78) pursuant to Section 5.1(57b) of the WZO; and (3) the approval of office space of approximately 24,095 square feet pursuant to Section 5.1(30b) of the WZO, at 36 Cabot Road.
  5. Public Hearings:
    1. National Grid for a grant of right in a way to install approximately 1900 feet of 2-inch, plastic gas main in New Boston Street for both new and replacement lines.
    2. National Grid for a grant of right in a way to install approximately 60 feet of 4-inch, plastic gas main in Grape Street to connect to an existing main in Albany Street.
    3. Rumsford Linscott, LLC for special permit pursuant to Section 7.3 of the 1985 City of Woburn Zoning Ordinance, as amended, to allow for a single-story building addition totaling 4,994 gross square feet, at 35 Cabot Road.
    4. Trio Community Meals LLC for a special permit pursuant to Section 5.1(57b), Section 7.3 and Section 9 of the WZO, to allow for a modification to the Landowner’s Decision and Notice of Special Permit dated May 19, 2020, to allow for an increase in the overnight parking of commercial vehicles from twenty (20) to twenty-eight (28), at 39 Olympia Avenue.
    5. Corporate Chefs LLC for a special permit pursuant to Section 5.1(42), Section 5.1(57b), Section 7.3 and Section 9 of the WZO, to allow for: (1) a wholesale establishment, warehouse and distribution center; (2) overnight parking of seven (7) commercial motor vehicles (vans); and (3) for the continued use of the nonconforming parking and loading docks, at 39 Olympia Avenue.
    6. CCF New Boston Property Company LLC for Special Permits pursuant to Section 5.1(30b); Section 5.1(41a); Section 5.1(53), Section 8.3.1, and Site Plan Review pursuant to Section 12.2.4 to allow for a two (2) story building containing approximately 133,738 sf of net floor area with the following uses: Office (approximately 39,229 sf); Manufacturing (approximately 33,514 sf); and Lab Use (approximately 58,845 sf) with accessory high hazard use and the parking of ninety-two (92) vehicles on an adjacent lot located at 225 Merrimac Street, at 216 New Boston Street.
    7. CCF New Boston Property Company LLC for Special Permits pursuant to Section 5.1(30b); Section 5.1(41a), and Site Plan Review pursuant to Section 12.2.4 to allow for a four (4) story building containing approximately 174,812 sf of net floor area with the following uses: office (approximately 67,056 sf) and Lab Use (approximately 100,584 sf), as well as the Petitioner is proposing to construct a parking garage to accommodate approximately 451 parking spaces, at 225 Merrimac Street.
    8. U-Haul Co. of Massachusetts and Ohio, Inc. request for special permit pursuant to Section 7.3 and Site Plan Review under Section 12 of the 1985 City of Woburn Zoning Ordinance, as amended, to allow for: 1. a modification of Special Permits dated September 1, 2011 and July 9, 2015; 2. the alteration of the existing nonconforming use and structure under Section 7.3 to allow for a one story addition containing approximately 19,831 gross square feet of gross floor area for the storage of U-Boxes, an increase of U-Boxes from 816 to 1200, an increase in self-storage units from 802 to 1202; 3. Site Plan Review under Section 12 since there is an increase of gross floor area in excess of 5,000 square feet (19,831 square feet); and 4. the construction of the addition within the Flood Plain District under Section 9, at 31 Olympia Avenue. [request for leave to withdraw filed]
    9. TDC Development Group, LLC to amend the 1985 City of Woburn Zoning Ordinance, as amended, to add new Section 32 Life Sciences and Business Overlay District (LBOD) located at Woburn Assessors’ Map 29, Block 01, Lot 2; Map 29, Block 01, Lot 3; Map 29, Block 01, Lot 4; and Map 29, Block 01, Lot 5; and to amend the zoning map for the four parcels of land known as Middlesex Canal Park (29-01-02), Middlesex Canal Park (29-01-03), 25 Middlesex Canal Park (29-01-04), 15 Middlesex Canal Park (29-01-05), together containing approximately 32.96 acres of land as shown on a plan entitled “Zoning Amendment Plan” dated July 6, 2022 from the B-I zoning district to Life Sciences and Business Overlay District (LBOD) proposed zoning district.
  6. Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings:  None.
  7. Committee Reports:
    1. Order to authorize veterans memorial square for Corporal Charles J. Robertson. (OTP)
    2. Petitions for renewal of First Class Motor Vehicles Sales Licenses by the following: M&L Transit Systems, Inc., 60 Olympia Avenue; and Northeast Tree, Inc., 62 Holton Street. (OTP)
    3. Petitions for renewal of Second Class Motor Vehicles Sales Licenses by the following: Kenneth L. O’Connor dba City Line Motors, 30 Rear Torrice Drive; and Cargotiators LLC d/b/a Cargotiator Auto Sales, 104 Winn Street. (OTP)
  8. Citizen’s Participation:
    1. Request by Jenna Francis to discuss Know Your Neighbor Woburn.
  9. Communications and Reports:
    1. Parking Clerk report for September 2022.
  10. Appointments and Elections:  None.
  11. Motions, Orders and Resolutions:  None.

Notice of Hearing – Rumsford Linscott, LLC – 35 Cabot Road 11-01-2022

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