Yacht Brokerage, Car Wash and Medical Marijuana on Tap for Planning Board

The Planning Board meets in the Toomey Room at Town Hall at 7 p.m.

128 Rear Water St. Credit: John Castelluccio
128 Rear Water St. Credit: John Castelluccio
Local businessman Jeff Bunk is planning to open up a brokerage to market used boats at the site of the former CAI/Arnel factory.

But first, Bunk, who owns Bunky's Marina on Liberty Street, will need a special permit and site plan approval from the Planning Board for 128 Rear Water St. before he can begin construction.

The now vacant land, which is in the Waterfront Village District, is the site of the ink and paint manufacturing plant that exploded in Danversport in 2006.

The Planning Board initially held a public hearing in May on the proposal, but that hearing was continued twice now as Bunk and abutters worked out some last issues.

The board does need to take action yea or nay, however, by July 11 and is scheduled to reconvene the public hearing Tuesday night (7 p.m.) in the Toomey Room at Town Hall.

Bunk has already gone before the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Conservation Commission.

Another item on the board's agenda Tuesday night is a proposal to add a car wash behind the existing Ira Collision Center on Route 114 (at 105 Andover St.).

The specific request is for a "major modification" to the approved site plan. The car wash will be a 3,000-square-foot freestanding structure.

The application filed by Group 1 Automotive also seeks to install a new overhead door on the westerly side of the building and fix plumbing and drainage problems inside.

The Planning Board will also be discussing zoning recommendations in light of the vote at May Town Meeting to adopt a yearlong moratorium on allowing medical marijuana treatment centers in town. 

You can find the entire agenda here.


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