Cushing Village Update: Municipal Lot Closed To Public Wednesday

Photo: From parking lot to construction site. In the first tangible indication construction on the long delayed Cushing Village development is about to commence, signs notified the public the municipal parking lot adjacent Starbucks was official closed to vehicles. “THIS PARKING LOT Located on the corner of TRAPELO ROAD and WILLISTON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED […]

BREAKING: Another Delay for Cushing Village; Now It’s Starbucks Missing Lease

Photo: Starbucks lack of a lease causes another delay.  After a contentious meeting Friday morning, it appears Belmont town officials would rather the corporate suits at Starbucks’ Seattle headquarters switch from drinking the decaf Caffè Lattes to the high power Clover Brewed Coffee with espresso shots when they are closing real estate deals. On what […]

Cushing Square MuniParking Lot Closes Sept. 29

Photo: Surveying equipment at the municipal lot in Cushing Square. The first concrete step in the construction of Cushing Village takes place next week as the municipal parking lot at Trapelo and Williston roads will close temporarily on Thursday, Sept. 29. The closure comes a day before Toll Brothers is scheduled to execute a purchase […]

Toll Bros. Agrees to Parking Lot Sale Sept. 30; Cushing Village Under Way

Photo: Cushing Village. If you were not listening for it, the announcement would have quietly passed by without much notice. But the news from the Board of Selectmen on Monday, Sept. 19, that national developer Toll Brothers will sign the purchase and sale agreement to obtain the municipal parking lot adjacent Trapelo and Williston roads […]

Planning Board OKs Cushing Village Construction Extension

Photo: The Cushing Village site. The Belmont Planning Board welcomed to its Tuesday, Sept. 6 meeting the representative of the new owner of the proposed Cushing Village development with a slight caveat. Don’t come back! In reality, the board wasn’t so tactless or dismissive. Rather, the members explained to Bill Lovett – a senior development […]

Toll Partners With Former Owner To Lease Cushing Village’s Retail Space

Photo: Bill Lovett,  a senior development manager at Toll’s Apartment Living, before the Board of Selectmen. It wasn’t the one-month extension the town gave Toll Brothers to close on the municipal parking lot adjacent Trapelo Road critical to the building of the long-delayed Cushing Village project that created the big buzz at the Belmont Board of […]

Cushing Village’s New Owner Seeking Added Concessions From Town

Photo: The current state of the location of Cushing Village. The more things change, the more they stay the same. That 19th-century French saying has a ring of truth to it when the discussion turns to the long-stalled Cushing Village residential/retail/parking development as it appears the new owners are seeking their own set of concessions […]

Cushing Village Deal With Town ‘Close’ As Deadline Looms

Photo: Cushing Village. Will the final chapter of the saga known as Cushing Village be written tonight? Or will the Belmont Board of Selectmen and national developer Toll Brothers go down to the last few days before striking a deal on the cusp of a late August deadline? Answering the question will occur at the […]

Selectmen Set March 22 As D-Day for Cushing Village Developer to Move on Project

Photo: Cushing Village. The Belmont Board of Selectmen Monday warned the developer of Cushing Village that unless it sees “significant progress” towards construction of the three building, residential/retail/parking project at its March 22 meeting, it would be unlikely to extend a purchase and sale agreement for a critical parcel of town-owned land that expires March […]

Town Forming United Front on Cushing Village’s Future

Photo: The proposed Cushing Village. The meeting held Monday night, Feb. 22 in the Chenery Middle School’s teacher’s lounge took longer than expected. But what is an extra half hour when the subject under discussion is a troubled commercial project more than 900 days behind schedule? In attendance at the executive session were the Board […]