Welcome to the NO MEGA CVS website.
We are here to fight a development of several parcels of land in Winchester, MA into a MEGA CVS Pharmacy. This site is here to inform those who are curious about this development and why it is not welcome. Please support our efforts by volunteering your time, talking to your neighbors or contributing to our expenses directly. You can contribute here.
The Winchester Zoning Board of Appeals released its decision to approve the current site plan on September 12, 2013. Several abutting neighbors sued the ZBA and the developers to reject this approval by filing a complaint in Land Court on September 30, 2013. Currently there is a tentative trial date of May 4-5, 2015.
There are several reasons why this development should be stopped, among them and listed briefly are the following.
1. There is a title dispute over one of the parcels and thus the developer does not own or have clear title to the property being developed.
2. The ZBA did not enforce several of the towns zoning bylaws. Thus the proposed store is approximately 50% bigger than it would be "as of right". To ignore these bylaws the ZBA should have required variances.
3. Its size and scale harms our town. Both the immediate neighborhood and the formerly increasingly vibrant downtown are directly and negatively impacted. The subsequent blight to our downtown will negatively impact everyone who appreciates its current vibrancy.
4. By not enforcing the zoning bylaws, the ZBA opens the door to other developers to not obey the zoning bylaws. This threatens all of the properties in Winchester (unless you are a developer maybe). Why should the rest of us be forced to comply with parking requirements and setbacks? Why did this developer and owner get special treatment?
We need your help. Please contribute here.
Your help is needed NOW more than EVER!
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Get talking Winchester! This is our town.
By the way...has your NO MEGA CVS sign "gone missing"?! You're not alone! Request a replacement on the "Volunteer" Form...
and we will replace the sign that "disappeared"
NewsThursday, March 21, 2013 12:28 PM
On Thursday, March 21st, Brenda Buote and the Boston Globe published a story about the proposed CVS.
It pictures our signs and links to our website.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:00 PM
Winchester Pharmacy, an independently-owned and operated pharmacy, has opened their doors at the site of the former Winchester Drug.