"The town is moving forward with a zoning law change that local officials hope will allow for more business property improvements.
At its meeting earlier this month, the Town Council voted unanimously to take the next step with a bylaw amendment that would allow additions, alterations and improvements on presently existing structures with only a limited site plan. Currently, such changes require a full site plan.
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting explained the change, citing the placement of an Aubuchon Hardware store at the Horace Mann Plaza, as an example of the type of development that would be affected.
"The whole plaza doesn't have a site plan," he said. "It seems unfair to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a plan when you're just changing a little portion of it."
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