The Union Leader posted an update on the Bow Lane apartment project for any of you who haven’t been following messages on our Tree List.

In the article, Bob Duval, an engineer with TF Moran who is working for the project, stated that “All of the improvements stay out of the wetlands, and all of the structures stay well outside of the wetland buffers.”

However, this is contrary to statements made at previous Planning Board meetings where he indicated that even if they only wanted to construct 20 units, it WOULD impact the wetlands.

The Union Leader article also mentioned our 1,055-person petition and our founder’s statements to the Planning Board.

“A petition has been created with about 1,055 signatures of residents who are opposed to the apartment complex being constructed on the parcel next to the high school. “The problem with the Bow Lane project and others like it they might want to put on or near (Route) 101 is the size of the buildings and number of units, and the fact they are seen as inappropriate for that location,” Jane Aitken of Bedford wrote in a letter to Becky Hebert, the town’s planning director.

Aitken stressed that she is not opposed to workforce housing, but would prefer 12 smaller homes on the site to create affordable housing.”

Visit the UL article to see the artist’s rendering of the new proposal.

Pitch for scaled-back version of proposed Bedford apartment complex introduced