Salem board gives OK for expanded funeral home parking
Last month, the funeral home got a variance from the zoning board to allow for a larger lot coverage than is allowed in the business-office district.
The owner now wants to repave the parking lot, and in doing so, improve it, according to Maynard.
The change will allow the funeral home to increase sizes of the parking spaces so they are up to regulation, increase some of the aisle widths and add seven new parking spaces to the 48 existing spaces in the lot.
Town Planning Director Ross Moldoff said there weren’t a lot of issues with the funeral home’s site plan, although he said there were some concerns about a wetlands area on abutting school property.
“At some point, we want to do something about that,” said Harvey. “The problem requires better drainage treatment from the businesses as they come in or redevelop.”
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