Hoping ‘Boynton Meadows,’ Brings Positive Thoughts, Not Negative Ones
Thu, 06/04/2020 - 12:41pm Heraldgroton
Fellow Groton residents:
I am an owner of a home in Boynton Meadows. As such, I have been closely following the news pertaining to the town’s loss of its $400,000 investment in this neighborhood. I did not live in Groton at the time the issue was under discussion and vote, and did not participate in the decision. Like most of you, I am more than disappointed in the lack of follow-through by the developer, Bob France and Mt. Laurel Development.
If it is any consolation, I would like to share some facts with you. The Boynton Meadows neighborhood, with 18 residences and four commercial businesses, provides approximately $190,000 in taxes annually to the town of Groton. Our three below-market-rate residences provide reasonably-priced homes to families who might not otherwise choose or be able to live in Groton.
Like you, in my opinion, the property owners at Boynton Meadows were ‘victimized’ by Bob France and Mount Laurel Development. The developer left us with an unpaved road and hazardous walkways, among many other undone items that we paid to complete, either as individual owners, or as a neighborhood. In 2019, at a cost of well over $100,000 of our own money, not to mention numerous hours of our time working with Town boards and vendors, we made significant progress towards completing our unfinished, six-year-old development.
Many residents of Boynton Meadows are active in town activities, serve on boards of non-profits, volunteer in local organizations, and enthusiastically support our local businesses. I hope that in the future, when someone mentions “Boynton Meadows,” the thought that comes to mind is positive, not negative. We welcome you to visit Blacksmith Row any time, and say hello to your new neighbors.
22A Blacksmith Row
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