Changes in the works for Hudson Market Basket
During Wednesday night’s planning board meeting, project officials shared conceptual plans for the store’s expansion and re-engineered parking lot, which they said would enhance the new traffic light and intersection that’s being built along Lowell Road.
The proposal for the four-way, signaled intersection at the front of the shopping plaza on Lowell Road, was already given the green light by the Board of Selectmen in late March, where officials from Market Basket and two properties across the street, the Haffner’s gas station and Fairview Nursing Home, submitted a joint agreement for the new intersection.
As part of the plans, the main entrance to the Market Basket store will be moved to the northern section of the structure.
Engineer Tony Basso of the Bedford-based firm Keach Nordstrom said the Market Basket store plans on tearing down its existing front entrance and moving it further down the road towards the Fairview property.
Hudson’s current store is approximately 55,000 square-feet. Project officials said they’re planning to add additional storage and retail space, though final dimensions have yet to be determined.
“I was there last week and that parking lot was completely out of control,” McGrath said. “And it wasn’t even the holiday weekend yet.”
Further details on the proposed changes at the Hudson Market Basket are expected to go before the planning board in the near future.