Kate Bowditch, president of Essex County Greenbelt, will be speaking about the Richardson Green property at the next meeting of the Lynnfield Democratic Town Committee, November 17th at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held virtually and all are invited to attend.
This property consists of 21 acres on upper Main St. in Lynnfield. It could potentially be combined with other parcelsowned by the Lynnfield Conservation Commission and the Lynnfield Center Water District to create 500 acres of conservation land. Although a developer has an agreement to buy the land, the town has the right of first refusal, and has been rewarded a generous grant of $1,638,750 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to facilitate the purchase.
More than 80% of Lynnfield residents who responded to a survey in 2020 wish to see this land preserved from development. Lynnfield’s 2020 Municipal Vulnerability Plan identified this area as a critical priority for drinking water. If the town purchases this land, it would hold a Conservation Restriction that would protect it permanently. The Essex CountyGreenbelt would be the owners of record and create and maintain walking paths for visitors to enjoy.
For more information about this property and the Essex County Greenbelt, visit their website: www.ecga.org
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