Fitchburg senior housing project denied, again

The Fitchburg Common Council denied plans for a proposed 68-unit senior housing project from developer Jacob Klein.

The two-lane road along South Fish Hatchery makes the location unsuitable, some alders and residents agree, and amenities like grocery stores or a bus stop are not easily walkable.

The council originally denied the project a year ago, but it was revisited and approved last fall under former Mayor Jason Gonzalez, which led to a lawsuit charging violation of open meetings laws, according to a Fitchburg Star story.