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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-12-2018

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20 LINCOLN APRIL 12-18, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Housing appeals board hears Lime Rock Dunkin', condo plan LINCOLN – A year and a half after the Lincoln Planning Board denied the proposal for a drive- through Dunkin' Donuts and six-unit condominium development in Lime Rock, the State Housing Appeals Board took up the project on April 2. No decision was made last week by the SHAB, moving the discussion of the proposal to April 23. The complex, proposed for the corner of Twin River Road and Old Louisquisset Pike, would include about 8,500 square feet of low- to moderate-income housing and a 3,000-square-foot Dunkin' Donuts restaurant, plus 2,600 square feet of retail space. The property is zoned as residential. The Lincoln Planning Board unanimously denied the proposal in September 2016, following a three- hour public informational meeting at which residents expressed concerns over traffic and safety. Town Planner Albert Ranaldi said the SHAB deals with permits for affordable housing, that almost never include a commercial element. For this reason, Ranaldi expects the board to deny the proposal. Ranaldi said members of the board "had trouble getting past the fact that the commercial part of the project was so prominent." When the project was initially presented by 1672 Realty Associates LLC, officials raised a number of concerns, including the lack of waiv- ers for actions prohibited in residen- tial zones. Town officials were also concerned about the impact of a Dunkin' Donuts on traffic. "Dunkin' generates an awful lot of traffic," said Ranaldi. "The Planning Board had serious safety concerns about this project." At a public hearing, neighbors echoed concerns about traffic, but did not express issues with the affordable housing component of the project. The Planning Board formally denied the application for the reason of being inconsistent with the town's Affordable Housing Plan, citing that the project is inconsistent with the town's comprehensive plan that identifies Lime Rock as a "single family residential sector of Lincoln" and calls for limiting further com- mercial development on the Old Louisquisset Turnpike. Other reasons for denial included inconsistency with local needs and/ or zoning ordinances, concerns for the environment and health and safety of current residents, as well as being inconsistent with the town's affordable housing plan. In other news, Cumberland Farms Inc. was granted an extension for the construction of a new conve- nience store and gas station at 823 Smithfield Ave. to replace the exist- ing structures. Construction will begin in the next six months. By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com We offer specialty air conditioning for apartments & elderly complexes! New Location: 158 Central St., Millville, MA 01529 508-883-5862 WE SELL • WE INSTALL • NO DISAPPOINTMENT KITCHEN AID • WHIRLPOOL LG • SONY • MAYTAG • AMANA Big Screen Specialists WE BUY CARS Apollo Auto Sales Like New To You Since 1972 Nos Falamos Portugues Se Habla Español 625 BROAD STREET, CUMBERLAND 401-728-8998 • apolloautosales.com OVER 200 VEHICLES SOLD EACH MONTH… COME SEE WHY! FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR ALL CREDIT SITUATIONS • Complete Brake Inspections • Replace Brake Pads and/or Shoes • Lubricate Caliper Slides or Backing Plates • Fill Brake Reservoir with Proper Brake Fluid YOUR COMPLETE CAR CARE CENTER OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK* Local Family Owned and Operated www.speedeene.com And more! 1704 Mendon Road | Cumberland, RI 02864 | 401.333.6660* 985 North Main Street | Providence, RI 02904 | 401.453.4707 185 Washington Street | South Attleboro, MA 02703 | 508.761.7200* 30 North Main Street | Attleboro, MA 02703 | 508.226.1465 • change oil & oil filter (up to 5 qts) • multi-point vehicle check • top off vital fluids • vacuum front & rear floorboards • wash front & rear exterior windshields All with fast, friendly service! $ 5 off 17-Point Oil Change Most vehicles. Cash value 1/100th of 1 cent. Coupon required. Not valid with other offers. Valid at participating locations only. Void if sold, copied or transferred and where prohibited by law. Most vehicles. Cash value 1/100th of 1 cent. Coupon required. Not valid with other offers. Valid at participating locations only. Void if sold, copied or transferred and where prohibited by law. $ 25 off BRAKES EACH AXLE We're close, just 15 minutes from Providence off Rt. 146. 152 School St., North Smithfield Open 6 days: M-F 8am-10pm, Sat 8am-4pm Cat have a language all their own. Fortunately, we speak it too. Visit our full-service feline-loving animal hospital with a team approach to quality veterinary care. We speak "cat." (401)762-2400 • nriah.com

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