Pembroke: Board to weigh apartment development proposal

The Pembroke Zoning Board will meet Monday night to continue discussion on a plan to turn a former animal shelter into a three-building apartment complex.

The Animal Rescue League shelter has been vacant since it was shut down in 2007.

Developers want to convert the 21,000 square foot building into 18 apartments and build two other buildings.

The nine-acre property was sold for $500,000 two years ago, and is now assessed at $3 million.

One issue is whether the Pembroke Zoning Board or Planning board has the power to issue the special permit needed to build multi-family homes in a residential-commercial zone.

Officials are waiting for a legal opinion from town counsel.

The Pembroke Zoning Board meeting is slated for 7:00 p.m. on Monday.

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