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Gas Station By Mill River OK’d
by Allan Appel | Sep 24, 2013 10:19 am
Posted to: Fair Haven
If you’re running out of fuel near the the Chapel Street Bridge, you may soon have a new place to pump gas.
Four pumps, to be specific, beneath a 17-foot canopy, dispensing fuel from four 6,000-gallon tanks beneath the ground, all near the Mill River.
On his second visit to the City Plan Commission, applicant Ralph Mauro, represented by engineer Robert Criscuolo, last week received unanimous approval both for a “certificate of location” and for the new gas station’s site plan.
Click here for a story about the applicant’s appearance before the commission a month earlier, when he was asked to supply more detailed information to the commissioners on the gas station and its attendant convenience store.
The City Plan report notes that “while the property is not waterfront, it is located approximately 200 feet from the Mill River.”
The property is in a coastal flood hazard area, but the floor of the convenience store is above the required elevation, Criscuolo said. He satisfied other concerns of City Plan and other department staff
As part of the plan, new curb cuts for entrance and egress will be constructed along with sidewalks along both Mill and Chapel streets. None exists on Chapel now.
“The site will be much improved, a benefit to the community,” said Criscuolo.
Criscuolo has to come back to City Plan Department staff, not to commissioners, for a sign-off on exterior lighting and signage, and to present approval documentation from the state Department of Consumer Protection
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Continued stellar uses for our waterfront I see!
Seriously: when will the City Plan Commission/Economic Development Dept. realize the potential of one of the greatest assets we have?
The mill river in that location is not “waterfront”. It’s a dirty river that has views of industrial sites(including a scrapyard) and the highway as well as a run down, contaminated power plant right next to it.(that threatens to put more pollution out into the river if there’s a strong storm again)
Great, even more convenient for the dirt-bikers to fill up their tanks, right by one of their favorite drags. Sadness.
@MadCap, so because it’s already looking down trodden we should continue the trend?
There are many cities with similar waterfronts that were in as bad or worse (East River anyone?) of a shape as ours throughout the US that are being capitalized by forward thinking city plan offices.
What in the world is going on with that abandoned power plant? Enormous environmental scandal that continues year after year.