Kingston planners to eye indoor firing range
KINGSTON — The planning board will consider plans tonight for a proposed 16-lane indoor firing range in a commercial building on Route 125.
Samantha Mooskian of Seabrook will present the plans to the board at a 7 p.m. meeting at town hall.
The range would be built inside a metal commercial building that now houses East Coast Metal Works at 21 Route 125.
The zoning board of adjustment approved a special exception for the project last Thursday. The special exception was needed because gun ranges aren’t listed in local zoning regulations as permitted or prohibited uses in the commercial zone where the building is located.
Mooskian said tonight’s meeting will be more like a “workshop” with the planning board.
“I want to get the town’s input. I understand everybody has concerns, but my goal is not to freak out the town. I want to be respectful of everybody,” she said.
While many of the details are still being ironed out, Mooskian said that if the range is approved, she would like to operate seven days a week between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
The most neighbors would hear is a “little ting, ting, ting,” she said.
Mooskian said the range would be open to the public but also would have some lanes dedicated to law enforcement officers.
Glenn Greenwood, circuit rider for the Rockingham Planning Commission who assists the Kingston planning board, said noise and safety will be the board’s biggest concerns.
The only other range in town is an outdoor facility on Dorre Road used by Kingston police.
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