Plymouth: ZBA to consider request for special permit for car dealerships at Colony Place

Colony Place Incorporated wants to level the long vacant Sam’s Club building to construct three 30,000 sq-foot auto dealerships. The case was continued from earlier this month because of concerns about the project’s potential harm to the aquifer—a major source of the town’s drinking water– and the project’s proximity to the North Plymouth well – about 4000 feet away.

Adding another layer to the issue is the fact that Atlantic Properties is marketing a vacant site nearby as a future 10 dealership auto campus.

Before ruling on the special permit, the ZBA wanted an opinion from David Gould, the town’s Environmental Director,  about the project’s potential harm to the aquifer and nearby town well. The Board also wants Gould’s advice on whether or not and independent evaluation is necessary. That information is expected to be available for the Board tonight. The ZBA meets at town hall at 7:30 and this case is scheduled to be heard at 7:45.

About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.