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Retraction in fact on CCC and permitting developer of Uplands
by Ellen Mass
January 18, 2009

See Cambridge Chronicle Publishes Cambridge Conservation Commission Permitting Faults In regards to Silver Maple Forest

Dear Editor, David Harris Cambridge Chronicle

I made a mistake in depicting the Cambridge Conservation Commission's meeting Dec. 15th concerning the J.Brian O'Neill Properties development on the forested Uplands.

The pending Cambridge permit for "Acorn Park Drive Residences" proposed for the now forested Belmont Uplands must await an Order of Conditions from the Director of the Conservation Commission. This permit is solely for flooding storage and not as I stated, for sewage pipes to come through Cambridge's floodplain, although that will come before the Commission soon enough, described in detail at the public meeting. The Cambridge agreements will likely come if the case is permitted on the state level by Department of Environmental Protection. Meetings to discuss this are sought with City Councilors who passed resolutions to protect the silver maple forest Uplands, on which Cambridge has 2.6 acres adjacent to its largest wetlands.

Ellen Mass