Wareham resident expresses disappointment with Planning Board

Nov 23, 2015

To the Editor,


Having moved back to this area last year after spending the past 15 years in Dallas, I knew I would have to get used to changes. But some of these changes have not been positive. Dallas and the surrounding cities are a magnet for growth and the city and town administrations certainly have something to do with that growth and new tax revenue. They work with land owners, developers and builders so that their projects get reviewed, processed and approved as quickly as possible, while ensuring residents' concerns. In business, time is money.

As I have watched during the past year the bay Pointe Development in Onset grind along like a snail, I wonder why any developer would invest any significant amount of money in Wareham. And investors in other towns, cities and states have and are taking notice of the delays and unnecessary oversight and continued changes being required with this project.

This is a project that is projected to have mostly seniors and singles living in it, not families. So why would the Planning Board now want to change the lot sizes? Certainly, this has nothing to do with giving property owners more lawn space that they don't need.

It is time for the Selectmen of the town to get involved in these useless delays and get this project approved and started, as it certainly, at this point, is affecting the integrity of the town and its residents.


Al Latini
Wareham resident