The BETA group presented several options for large indoor parking garages and housing around the train station in front of a crowded room at Wednesday night's Board of Selectmen meeting.
Both residents and the Selectmen expressed concerns about possibly creating more traffic and want to make sure that the plan focuses on what's good for the residents and overall community.
Voters approved funds to improve access to MBTA parking, reduce traffic, and develop the area around the train station. The plans presented included options for large indoor parking garages and housing.
The projects increase the number of parking spaces from 700 to 800 to over 2,000. The Selectmen expressed skepticism and concern that the plans ignore the quality of life and historical features.
"I think our responsibility is to the residents first, to accommodate them,"said State Representative Jay Barrows speaking at the end of the meeting. The plans presented were meant for public feedback and