Concerned Citizens Of Wilmington Reminds Residents Of Public Hearing On Proposed Drug Treatment Center On Sept. 12

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a reminder submitted by a member of ‘The Concerned Citizens of Wilmington’ regarding an upcoming Board of Appeals’ Public Hearing:

There is a public hearing scheduled to be held at Wilmington Town Hall on September 12, 2018 at 7pm. The Zoning Board of Appeals is currently slated to hear the case for and against construction of the proposed drug treatment center at 362 Middlesex Avenue. This is currently the most controversial topic in Wilmington. People have strong opinions on both sides of this issue.

Many people believe this issue has been put to bed with the passing of Article II at the special town meeting last December and subsequent approval from the Attorney General. The developer for the proposed site at 362 Middlesex had filed his papers prior to the by-law’s enactment. Accordingly, he was “grandfathered-in” and may locate the drug treatment center at the North Wilmington location if the Zoning Board decides in his favor.

There is a lot at stake here. We strongly urge you to make every effort to attend the Zoning Board of Appeals hearing. There is a good possibility that the developer will request a continuance until October. We urge you to either check the Concerned Citizens of Wilmington Facebook page or call the Wilmington Building Department at (978) 694-2043 the day of the hearing. With either option you can learn if 362 Middlesex is still on the agenda for the Zoning Board of Appeals consider.

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3 thoughts

  1. Doesn’t sound like the citizens are concerned with the lives of people who need this facility. If they with educate themselves on this topic they would realize how valuable this facility is. With the numbers of overdose increasing this will unfortunately hit home to some of the concerned citizens

    1. Really? Most of the comments that we’ve seen from people online that are against this proposed facility are against it dues to location reasons, and not reasons of need. The opioid epidemic has absolutely caused a need for more facilities but in a residential neighborhood next to a train station across the street from a liquor store is not the proper spot.

  2. A lot of people want the facility in town but not in a residential neighborhood next to a train station across the street from a liquor store. The Ballardvale area would be more suitable.

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