Salem voters to decide on lifting restrictions limiting stores
Earlier this week, the Planning Board approved placing a zoning amendment on the March town election ballot that would negate restrictions placed on the area of town along Garabedian Drive and Hampshire Road in 1993. That restriction limited retail stores and restaurants to an area of no greater than 1,500-square-feet and limited the number of retail businesses on one parcel to three.
Although a number of Planning Board members supported lifting the restrictions, Moldoff said he believes lifting the restrictions will have a negative impact on traffic along Hampshire Road.
Board chairman Robert Campbell cast the lone vote against placing the amendment on the ballot. He said he had concerns about the restrictions on retail store size being lifted without some kind of plan addressing potential development and traffic in place.
Board member Paul Pelletier noted that Garabedian Drive is not a new development, but an area that previously allowed retail development until the restrictions were put in place in 1996. He said the property owners in the area have lost much potential revenue and development opportunities as a result of the retail restrictions.
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