Prospect Hill Park and Antico Tower
At the September 15 continuation of the July hearing, the following statement from the Waltham Land Trust Board of Directors was read:
The Waltham Land Trust seeks restoration of damage to the park and an end to the use of our public park for tower access and support. Legal or not, we don't understand how this residential use became commercial without zone changes, permits, or variances.
The case was continued two more times, on November 24 and January 26, when the following statement was submitted to the ZBA Chair to enter into the record:
The Waltham Land Trust Board of Directors strongly urges the Zoning Board of Appeals to vote on the Antico matter this evening. The parties have indicated that whoever loses the ZBA case will take it to Massachusetts Court, causing further delays. The negative impacts this commercial communications tower have had on the City of Waltham's first and largest public park have gone ignored long enough. Please vote against this appeal--tonight.
About two dozen people attended the ZBA public hearing on February 9th. Many thanks to those of you who came to that meeting and all the others!
The cases are all now in Mass Land Court, where the public is not invited. We'll do our best to learn what's happening and keep folks informed.