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September 20, 2022
7:10 PM
Needham Town Hall
1471 Highland Avenue

Needham, MA 02492
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Planning Board - Legal Notice (HYBRID)

Tuesday, September 20, 2022


Planning Board




In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L., Chapter 40A, S.11; the Needham Zoning By-Laws, Sections 7.4, and Special Permit 2017-01, Section 4.2, the Needham Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 7:10 p.m. in the Needham Town Hall, Powers Hall, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, as well as by Zoom Web ID Number 826-5899-3198 (further instructions for accessing by zoom are below), regarding the application of Sira Naturals, Inc., d/b/a Ayr, of 300 Trade Center, Suite 7750, Woburn, MA 01801, formerly known as Sage Naturals, Inc., for a Major Project Special Permit Amendment under Site Plan Review, Section 7.4 of the Needham Zoning By-Law. 


The subject property is located at 29-37 Franklin Street, Needham, MA, located in the Mixed Use 128 Zoning District. The property is shown on Assessors Plan No. 75 as Parcels 6 and 8 containing a total of 13,365 square feet. The requested Major Project Site Plan Review Special Permit, would, if granted, permit the Petitioner to do the following: FIRST: by authorizing the activities permitted at 29-37 Franklin Street, Needham, to be conducted by Sira Naturals, Inc. d/b/a Ayr. SECOND: by requiring the Petitioner to comply with the requirements of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, rather than the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. THIRD: by eliminating the “appointment-only” operational requirement for the facility. FOURTH: by allowing sales of marijuana products other than those cultivated and processed at the Petitioner’s Milford facility. FIFTH: by allowing an increase in the maximum number of sales stations from five to seven. SIXTH: by eliminating the requirement that the delivery van(s) for home deliveries be housed at the Petitioner’s main facility in Milford, and by allowing two vans to be kept in the garage at the facility. SEVENTH: by making such additional amendments to the Original Decision dated June 13, 2017 as are needed to comport with the preceding proposed amendments.   


In accordance with the Zoning By-Law, Section 7.4, a Site Plan Special Permit Amendment is required. In accordance with Special Permit No. 2017-01, Section 4.2, further site plan approval is required.


To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your phone, download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app in any app store or at At the above date and time, click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 826-5899-3198


To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to click “Join a Meeting” and enter the following ID: 826-5899-3198


Or to Listen by Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
 US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 Then enter ID: 


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The application may be viewed at this link: . Interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and make their views known to the Planning Board. This legal notice is also posted on the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association’s (MNPA) website at (               




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