According to the Cape Cod Times, Justice Resource Institute has filed its appeal of a decision denying a permit for the Southeast Alternative School at 209 Route 6A.
“The appeal was filed Monday, a spokesman for the special-needs school said, although the Old King’s Highway Regional Historic District Commission has not yet received it or set a date for a hearing, attorney James Wilson said Tuesday.”
“A notice of intent was filed Monday with his office, Sandwich Town Clerk Taylor White said.”
The Sandwich Historic District Committee, on May 11th, voted to deny the company’s application for a large building and parking complex on ancient agricultural land which would have also altered a centuries-old ox path that traverses the site. The Sandwich committee voted 3 to 1 to deny the plan, with Chair Mary Foley the lone dissenter. Although JRI representatives repeatedly stressed the use of the site as a proposed special needs school in their presentations, the committee constrained their findings to issues of historic preservation as presented in the Old King’s Highway Act.