Variance rejected for former Coca-Cola bottling plant
Earlier this week, the Zoning Board of Adjustment denied a variance that would have allowed the sale of used cars on the property.
While the sale of new cars is allowed in the commercial/industrial zone, the property does require a variance for the sale of used cars because it is within 2,000 feet of another used car lot, The Toy Store, on South Broadway.
“There is a market in Salem for a high-end new car dealership,” said Gross. “I’m not at liberty to say which ones they are, but there is an interest in the Salem marketplace for them.”
Gross noted said there has been an ongoing struggle to determine how to best redevelop the abandoned property.
Karen Forbes, an attorney for the owners of the Toy Store, said the ZBA should deny the plan because it did not provide enough details about the development of the site.
“This is a location in the center of town, and I don’t feel like we need another used car lot,” said ZBA member Robert Uttley. “It will start to look like Route 1 in Massachusetts, and that does not represent what we want to do in the town of Salem.
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