Justice Resource Institute is seeking reversal of the Sandwich Town Committee’s decision to deny approval of its proposed alternative school complex at 209 Route 6A, Sandwich, Massachusetts. The Sandwich Town Committee’s decision was made May 11, 2016.
A copy of the Appeal Petition was filed at the Sandwich Town Clerk’s Office on
Monday, May 23, 2016 and is available for public viewing at said Clerk’s Office during
regular business hours.
A public hearing by the Old King’s Highway Regional Historic District Commission will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the West Barnstable Fire Station Meeting Room, 2160 Meetinghouse Way (Route #149), West Barnstable, Massachusetts.
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.