Land Where Controversial Global Gas Station WOULD Have Been Built Has Been

first_img(CORRECTION: The original version of this article stated that “Town officials decided to limit Global to just one entrance and exit off of West Street” after residents “discovered restrictions that prevented the project’s original plan for additional access from/to Lowell Street.” After reaching out to the Town Building Inspector and Planning Director, and a review of meeting minutes, I now know this statement is inaccurate.  I was reminded that there is a section of Lowell Street along the site which is controlled by the state and is a state right of way. The state would have needed to approve access from Lowell Street to the site — the applicant was aware of this fact. There were NO zoning restrictions preventing Lowell Street access to/from the site. Wilmington Apple regrets making this error.WILMINGTON, MA — According to the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, the land at the corner of West Street and Lowell Street (100, 102, and 104 West Street) that was once eyed for a controversial gas station proposal has been sold.SF Land Development Corporation purchased the land from 100 West Street LP on February 6, 2019 for $2,425,000.SF Land Development Corporation is owned by the Santini Family, who also own the Mobil on the Run gas station across the street from the recently purchased site.“We absolutely plan to develop the property with a use that is beneficial to both us and the town,” said a representative from the corporation. The representative stressed that there are no immediate or definitive plans for the property at this time.In 2017, Global Montello Group announced its intentions to build a 4,800 square foot, 24/7 gas station with 10 pumps and a “fresh market” deli-style restaurant with 20 indoor seats and 32 outdoor seats. A 3,000 square foot building would have subsequently been built behind the gas station, possibly a bank, small pharmacy or sit-down restaurant.Many residents living in the neighborhood were vehemently opposed to the project, mobilizing an effort to pressure town boards to deny the necessary permits. Concerns of traffic, safety, and noise and light pollution were paramount. The West/Lowell intersection was already rated a D, with some elements an F. The 24/7 nature of the business caused the abutting residential neighborhood to worry about detrimental effects on their quality of life and property values.Global ultimately withdrew its application for the project in September of 2017.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHOA! Apartment Complex, 7 Retail Stores & Bank Proposed At Woburn St. & Lowell St. IntersectionIn “Government”Residents Furious Over Proposed Gas Station At West St. & Lowell St. IntersectionIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Resident Concerned About Gas Station Proposal, Cites Safety & Traffic FearsIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img

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