The former Papa Razzi trattoria on Elm Street. Photo by Celeste Katz Marston

Planning Board OKs site plan for plaza at former Papa Razzi site 

By Betsy Levinson
January 28, 2024

Crosspoint Associates, Inc. has received site plan approval for its development on Elm Street at the former Papa Razzi site. The 4.8-acre site has been vacant since August. 

The Planning Board vote at a recent meeting was unanimous after several tweaks to the conditions for approval. 

The new plan shows a 15,000 square foot one-story commercial building with four tenants, including three restaurants and a bank. One hundred and eighteen parking spaces will be shared among the tenants. 

The plan shows a coffee shop with 50 seats, a restaurant with 34 seats, a restaurant with 130 seats and a bank with 23 spaces. 

The Planning Board stipulated that Crosspoint add signage that designates spaces for short-term and/or mobile pickup use for the restaurants.  

The board also added language that calls for Crosspoint to investigate using white tiles and solar panels on the roof. 

Crosspoint representative Kerry McCormack said he is working with Concord Municipal Light Plant staff on solar panels and an electric vehicle charging station. 

The plan includes “significant upgrades to the riverfront area, landscaping and stormwater drainage which represents an improvement to the environment and adjacent Assabet River.” 

All electric HVAC systems will be used, and natural gas will accommodate the restaurants’ cooking needs.