The Nantucket Land Council hired PSC, Inc – a well respected and highly experienced civil engineering and land-use planning firm – to review the comprehensive permit application for “Surfside Crossing” – the proposed 40b development off South Shore Road. The Land Council filed the report with the Nantucket Zoning Board of Appeals last week. Within the report are findings that will ring true to many concerned Nantucketers, including that: the project is too dense, the site design is devoid of meaningful open space, the condominium portion of the project is ill-conceived and out of place, sufficient water and sewer infrastructure is lacking and not provided for, ingress and egress is too limited and traffic and pedestrian safety are compromised.
“The proposed project is too dense, poorly designed and completely inconsistent and incompatible with the island’s character, planning and affordable housing goals. The applicant should be required to revise the project accordingly,” stated NLC Executive Director Cormac Collier.
Click to read PSC Peer Review Report for NLC and the accompanying NLC Letter to ZBA December 13, 2018. The next ZBA meeting regarding the Surfside Crossing project is tonight, December 18, at 4:30pm at the Public Safety Facility at 4 Fairgrounds Road.