Developer, abutter at odds over Winchester Dunkin’ Donuts project
Kulick’s Inc., which has a gas station and convenience store on an abutting property, argued in Cheshire County Superior Court Jan. 21 that the proposed site plan the town approved in July was too similar to a plan the town denied in 2012 to be heard by the Planning Board. The developer, S.S. Baker’s Realty Co., has intervened in the case against the town and defended the town’s Planning Board in court at the Jan. 21 hearing.
Changes included reducing the size of the building by 150 feet, removing one parking space and not allowing vehicles to make a left turn out of the property onto Route 10, which runs perpendicular Route 78.
Additionally the traffic study and storm water management, part of the rejected 2012 plan, were resubmitted as part of the 2013 plan that was approved, he said.
The second plan took into account major issues the Planning Board had with the first plan, Kinyon said.
Town planners were also concerned about left-turning traffic from the site onto Route 10, which the new plan prohibits, he said.
In the meantime, all parties are expected to appear in New Hampshire Supreme Court in Concord Feb. 19 for oral arguments for S.S. Baker’s appeal of the Planning Board’s denial of a 2012 version of the project.