Well, due to the snowstorm, I didn’t make it to the “neighborhood meeting” about this proposed apartment building. However, for those who might be interested, I will note that Google Maps now has Street View in the Boston area, including on Grove Street here in Watertown. This here is the site where they’re planning to build their apartment building; if the photo doesn’t pop up, click the “Street View” button up top and drag the view around to look at the brick building, and you’ll have about the same angle as the artist’s rendition the Hanover Company is using to promote this plan. (In their portfolio, either use the thumbnails or the “select by property” link at the bottom to find “Watertown Grove”.)
I think it’s pretty clear that the building they want to build just doesn’t fit in the space they want to build it in.