“The vision of the waterfront was one of open space and enjoyment,” he said. “What we have in front of us (with the proposed lease) is a stark departure from that. It’s less about open space and more about restricted access and enforcement.”
The proposed lease calls for Leone to make “best efforts” to obtain the necessary permits and approvals to build the roadway. The plans would need to be reviewed by the Beverly Conservation Commission, the Beverly Planning Board and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
“Hopefully, someone will stop it from happening,” Schetzsle said.
Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.