Myette Building To Be Razed For New Medical Office Building
In yet another sign of Groton's changing business dynamic, local businessman Peter Myette is planning to tear down his existing building at 120 Boston road, current home of Myette Power Equiptment, to make way for a two-story 16,000 square-foot medical office building, thus expanding the current business focus on medical, banking, and professional services on Boston road.
At their March 11 meeting, Selectmen voted to support a request to hold space on the Annual Town Meeting Warrant for a potential article that would enable development of property.
The reason for holding a space open on the warrant is the need to determine whether or not Mr. Myette must submit a Concept Plan to Town Meeting. A portion of the Myette land was zoned as business in 1963. But, in January 1990 the regulations changed to require a concept plan if the footprint of a building exceeded 10,000 sq. ft.
The question is based on the fact that some of the land was already zoned B1 (business) and a portion was zoned after the 1990 date. Local real estate developer John Amaral representing Peter Myette, stressed that resolution of this cannot wait until fall because the plan is to break ground in August.
Mr. Myette will own the building, adding that there is a client who has signed a contract to rent the entire first floor of the two-story building. He pointed out that they are not planning for any variances, and are looking to protect as much green space as possible, as a two-story building opens land for required parking. "This is a good amenity to the town and will add to the quality of life," Amaral said, noting, "Our Plan B is not as attractive as it would require more impervious surface." He added that there is currently capacity for 2500 gallons of sewer capacity per day but there may be a need for a total of 300 gallons.