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Read the Transcript of Our Live Chat with Scott Weiss on the Proposed Target Project

Gutierrez Project Manager Scott Weiss answered questions from readers live at 6 p.m. Thursday evening.

Click the Cover-It-Live widget above to read the full discussion of the live chat with Scott Weiss, Gutierrez Project Manager for the proposed Target project. Weiss answered questions from readers and from Patch Editor Rich Hosford.

The background on the project is that in the fall of 2010 the Gutierrez Company entered an agreement to potentially purchase the 15.3 acre piece of state-owned land that located adjacent to Wheeler Road and near the Middlesex Turnpike from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, often referred to as the Canyon Site. Gutierrez determined the piece of land would be ideal for a retail location eventually began discussions with Target.The plan calls for a Target location, owned by the retailer, and an adjacent restaurant location Gutierrez is planning to lease to a restaurant group.

JRTEMT May 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM
So, why isn't the MassDOT relocating their State salt barn from Rt.3a/Grant Ave site to this Canyon site? Why doesn't Burlington consider this site for Public Safety Bldg since most of the car accidents occur around the Mall? Instead of looking at the old Movers site near the wellfield / public water supply for Rec Dept. machinery, why not look HERE? Put the needs of the town ABOVE the needs of real estate developers!
J. Parker May 11, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Where are the live transcripts?! I've tried everything suggested.
J. Parker May 11, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Can't find any transcripts !
Richard Hosford (Editor) May 11, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Hi J. Parker, Can you see the Cover It Live program above? If you click "replay" you should be able to read the entire conversation. Let me know if its still not working for you. Anyone else having an issue?
J. Parker May 12, 2012 at 03:54 AM
Thanks Richard, I found them. Mr. Weiss sounds like the lawyers from Reimer & Bronstien. An answer for everything and people who will believe it all. Too bad he didn't name the businesses that were so "overwhelming supportive". While all of this work is being done, where will the traffic go ?! How badly will this hurt the businesses when few will venture to them while this goes on? Overwhelming support? I hardly doubt it. They are booming right now, so why worry about any of them moving out because of a traffic problem that doesn't exist constantly? A sure guarantee that it 'will' be constant is by putting a Target store here. Build it and more will come. I'm sorry I missed this live talk.
J Marie May 12, 2012 at 05:48 AM
An answer for everything just about sums up the whole situation. I cannot believe what is happening to this town I have lived in for 40 yrs. Such a shame....
B Springer May 12, 2012 at 12:08 PM
@June - It's not happening yet. Town Meeting has the final say and they meet this week. Call or email your Town Meeting Members and tell them how you feel. You can get their info at www.burlington.org. Click on Town Meeting and then on Members. The whole list is there with emails and phone numbers.

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