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Home improvement giant withdraws bid to skirt parking rules

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 27, 2007 06:35 AM

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WALTHAM/WATERTOWN

The developers of a proposed Lowe's store at 20 Seyon Street want to withdraw their application for a special permit that would allow the home improvement giant to install fewer than the required number of parking spaces for the project.

The letter from Samuels & Associates' attorney Joseph M. Connors, Jr. asks Waltham's city councilors to let Lowe's withdraw the request without prejudice. The attempt to build a Lowe's on a lot overlapping both Waltham and Watertown has drawn criticism from neighbors who say it would attract more traffic than the area can handle.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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