The Redevelopment Board on Dec. 20 closed its hearing on 833 Mass. Ave. (the Atwood House), but not before hearing about a tug of war between the developer's attorney and the town historical commission.

Redevelopment Board logo, Jan. 23, 2013

Robert Annese, attorney for the home's owner, says he's "tired of being a volleyball" and has filed a demolition application. Chair Rachel Zsembery said the board wants the owner to comply with the historical commission, because the demolition work was started last July without a permit.

During the open forum, Joann Robinson, commission chair, said commission members expressed support for keeping the house. The two boards plan to work together to try to resolve the matter.

For a full meeting summary, read notes by board member Steve Revilak, who provides them as a public service. 

See the ACMi video of the Dec. 20 meeting:


Aug. 4, 2021: Preserve Atwood House, historical commission orders


This news summary was published Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.