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Full Question: Town Meeting Members have been sent a "site concept plan" as an attachment to a lawyer's letter. As described in the letter and plan, this would preserve the historic home at 12 Summit Road, the site of the historic tower, as well as many of the features of the Olmstead Brothers gardens. If built as proposed would this address the proponents' most urgent preservation concerns?
Answer: There have been several plans for 12 Summit put before the Planning Board, and newer ones have included preservation of the historic home and much of the landscape. This is definitely a goal of HDC oversight and the community's goals. The HDC would then pay special attention to the new buildings to sympathetically fit with the site, including design details and materials. Then the new homes wouldn't clash with the historic setting, but actually create a beautiful new space.