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Supercharger - Lee, MA

Discussion in 'New England' started by ItsNotAboutTheMoney, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Active Member

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    I stumbled upon a Linked In profile mentioning it while looking for Harrisburg, PA information.
    Then TGA found a town minutes/agenda file referencing it

    I guess it should get its own thread. :)
     
  2. EdA

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    For lack of a better word, SUPER!
     
  3. aronth5

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    Excellent news along with the new permit for Plattsburg NY.
     
  4. bigmaple1

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    This would be great! It will make finding adequate charging while visiting the Berkshires much easier
     
  5. SureValla

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    Anyone know the exact location of the Lee MA? Is this going to be at the Big Y or the outlets or even somewhere else?
     
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    #6 tga, Apr 22, 2016
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    Planning Board 3/14 minutes (see http://www.lee.ma.us/planning-board/minutes/meeting-minutes)

    I didn't find anything posted on the 3/28 site plan review.

    Also appears to have passed the Conservation Commission on 4/6 (see http://www.lee.ma.us/conservation-commission/minutes/2016-04-06-minutes)
     
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  7. SureValla

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    this would be perfect I travel up rt 8 to I90 along this exact route from time to time. I even usually stop to fill up my prius at that big Y. Now I'll be stopping to fill up my Model 3!
     
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    Any updates ? Driving to Tanglewood this summer - this would be agreed location for destination charging!
     
  9. gtr987

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    Stopped today and surveyed the entire Big-Y parking lot, and also around back near loading docks. No obvious signs of construction or any markings on pavement.

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    2015 S70D
     
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    The local planning board approved the project on April 11th. Construction is set to start next week.
     
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    The next questions are what utility services the area and what is their normal delay to install the transformer and hook the site up to the grid?
     
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    Wonderful news. I'm planning a trip for August where this site will be extremely helpful, so I'm glad to hear it's moving forward. Thanks everybody who digs up info!
     
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    i will stop again 9June to hopefully confirm the great news from RiverBrick.
     
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    visited the lee big y location again today.

    unfortunately, still no obvious signs of construction. no markings, no pylons, palleted equipment, shipping containers, trenching, etc.

    once again, drove around the entire building and parking lot.
     
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    Nothing new on the Lee town site since April (Google for "site:lee.ma.us tesla")
     
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    Upon reading the various hits for the google search above I saw in one the following comment: "supercharging stations...will be at least 600’ from the riverfront and outside of the 100-year flood plain."

    Looking at the map of the building, river, and parking lot leads me to think they will be close to the road and not behind the building as that would be <600ft from the riverfront.

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    good point, thus my full survey of the entire location.

    in case followers are not aware, there are 2 existing ev chargers at the northeast corner of the building, i'm not sure what standard or capability they have. empty both times i visited the site.

    they're possibly within 600' of the river? ;)
     
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    #18 SureValla, Jun 10, 2016
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    I looked up the 100 year flood plain (copied below) and annoted it with where the big Y property (red outline) and building (highlighted red outline).

    The shaded areas are within the 100 year flood plain (zones A), Zone C is the 500 year flood plain, and Zone B is somewhere inbetween those designations.

    Apologies as the map from FEMA is not cenetered on true North for some reason.

    upload_2016-6-10_14-34-27.png

    based on this my guesses for where the stalls will go are in the circled regions

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    Personally I think the outlet parking lot would have been a way more appropriate place for the supercharger
     
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    Sorry about the wild-goose chase. From what I gather, not worth checking again fof another week or two from now.
     
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    no worries, was passing by anyway, will check again in approx 1 week.
     

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