Barrington meeting on Palmer Pointe canceled

Barrington meeting on Palmer Pointe canceled

East Bay Community Development Corporation's plans for the proposed development Palmer Pointe included 50 units initially.

Plans for a proposed development dubbed Palmer Pointe.
A joint meeting of Barrington’s planning board and technical review committee scheduled for Thursday evening has been canceled.

The meeting was slated to serve as a concept plan pre-application meeting on a proposed development known as Palmer Pointe, which calls for the construction of 50 affordable housing units on Sowams Road.

The session was re-scheduled at the request of the project’s developer — Bristol-based East Bay Community Development Corporation.

In a letter to town planner Philip Hervey, EBCDC legal counsel Stephanie Federico said the developer intends to hold a public informational meeting to obtain input from the community and will subsequently resubmit its application to the planning board.

“More public input is always preferred, and is particularly important when it involves larger-scale projects like the proposed Palmer Pointe Neighborhood,” Mr. Hervey said.

“The applicant’s request will give people an opportunity to meet and discuss the project with the developer first, before an official application is heard by the planning board.”

The EBCDC’s informational meeting had not yet been scheduled.