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Residents shivered through a special permit hearing for an assisted-living facility held in a freezing Marblehead High School auditorium Monday, but they left heated when the Zoning Board of Appeals adjourned after about two hours.
A pair of ZBA denials in response to residents’ pleas that officials take public comment and questions and reconsider the next hearing on Monday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. drew ire.
“The fix is in,” a man yelled as attendees exited. Another likened the night’s presentation to a one-sided show and “a sale’s pitch.”
The meeting consisted of developers Phil Helmes, Heather Cairns and Michael Lafayette’s pitch for a special permit. The permit would green light the construction of The Mariner, an 87-unit, three-story senior-living facility proposed for the Killam Estate at 265 Pleasant St.