Planning Board members expect a large number of neighbors tonight at the public hearing on two projects that have drawn strong opposition from local residents.
The board is scheduled to hear from Boston Properties, which is seeking an extension of its special permit to build a hotel and two office buildings between Rte. 9 and the Massachusetts Turnpike at Exit 12.
Later, the board will also hear for definitive plan review for the planned unit development, or PUD, known as Danforth Green by Pulte Homes of New England.
Both projects have drawn criticism from residents who are concerned about how those new developments will compromise their lives.
Several neighbors on Goodnow Lane, Gates Street and other nearby roads close to Boston Properties' development criticized the board last year when it granted a one-year extension to the company' special permit.
As for Danforth Green, where the Framingham's first planned unit development will be built, neighbors have voiced their concerns about traffic and safety.
Boston Properties filed its first application on the project with Framingham in summer 1999, and Chairwoman Ann Welles hopes the board will come to a decision tonight as to extend its permit. The board granted a one-year extension on its special permit in May 2006.
"It'd be nice to have it completed," she said.
The board is also scheduled to discuss the expansion of the YMCA on Old Connecticut Path. At the beginning of the hearing, the board will hold an executive session on pending litigation from Nexum Development. Nexum is appealing the 2004 Planning Board decision to squelch a 24-home subdivision on 33 acres off Nixon Road. Dubbed Ford's Meadow, the development would have included about 19 acres of open space.
The public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. in the Public Hearing Room of 150 Concord St.
(Liz Mineo can be reached at 508-626-3825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.)