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Waltham Starbucks Development Officially Dead

Developers can refile the project at a future date.

The proposed development that would have

The Waltham City Council, at its Monday, Aug. 6 meeting, officially accepted a withdrawal notice from developer Daniel Yu, to cancel his plans for the site.

Yu notified the council of his plans recently, before the council officially accepted the withdrawal.

No reason was given for the withdrawal, but Yu is allowed to refile his proposal at a later date. 

charliemingus August 07, 2012 at 11:57 AM
So I guess this remains an empty lot and an eyesore until.............
Don Cook August 07, 2012 at 12:09 PM
...until someone gets sensible about our parking requirements. This project was 9 spaces short of the 56 needed to meet the code. And it had a drive-thru. These two things allowed the council to kill this one. RIght next door is a bank with a drive thru and 4 shops and 4 offices with about 25 parking spaces. The owners of the Chinese Restaurant on Waverly Oaks fought hard to kill the competition, too.
Nina August 07, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Echoes of Boston's Downtown Crossing debacle... Mayor Jeanette please reassure us that this is not going to remain a hole in the ground eyesore for the next 4 years. My question is "how was it that demolition was allowed to begin when plans for construction were so up in the air"?
JohnnyMass August 08, 2012 at 12:25 PM
The empty lot is an eyesore? The whole city (especially the South Side) is an eyesore! This city needs more coffee shops and restaurants like it needs more illegal aliens. The entire city leadership (mayor and council) should be flushed and replaced!
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Hi Johnny, I'm sure you would not want to be "flushed and replaced," so, please keep your comments civil.
Martha Creedon August 21, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Following up on Don's comment - if they can do it in LA, surely we can do it in Waltham! ' "We need to be a business-friendly city ... [and] stop the bleeding that occurs every time a business cannot open its shop because it needs one or two" parking spaces, said Councilman Ed Reyes.' http://ht.ly/d2TqR

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