Framingham Automotive Repair Shop Seeks To Expand Footprint on Water Street

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By Lucas Gustafson

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FRAMINGHAM – Alpha Omega Engineering wants to build an addition to an automotive repair shop located on 46 Water Street in Framingham.

The proposed site is located along the Sudbury River, where a large metal storage container currently sits, thus why the proposal was before the Framingham Conservation Commission last Wednesday, July 7.

The addition would add 1,100 square feet to the existing building in Saxonville.

A 600 square foot section of pavement lying along the river will be removed and replaced by a landscape area, the applicant Raouf Mankaryous of Alpha Omega Engineering on behalf of EPA Real Estate LLC.

Alongside these additions, native plants will be planted along the spaces lining the river, said the applicant told the 7-member Conservation Commission.

Commissioner Jennifer Forman-Orth was concerned snow from the parking spaces could be pushed onto the plants.

Mankaryous, however, assured the Commission that they would signal the plows not to do that.

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Lucas Gustafson is an SOURCE summer intern. intern working for SOURCE. He will be entering his senior year at Framingham High in September. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has won awards from Rochester Institute of Technology and his Spanish teacher. He loves to study politics, history, and writing. His hobbies include reading, drawing, and painting. After graduating from high school, Lucas plans to study politics and journalism. 

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