News Feature

Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, January 10, 2013
Blue Hill Planning Board gets first look at possible Dunkin’ Donuts

by Faith DeAmbrose

The Blue Hill Planning Board will get its first look at plans for a Dunkin’ Donuts shop proposed for South Street at its regularly scheduled meeting on January 14. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the town hall.

Chuck and Belinda Lawrence have filed an application for a building permit for an approximately 4,000-square-foot development on property they already own across from their TradeWinds Market Place. In addition to the Dunkin’ Donuts, the plans for the building call for the addition of two other retail spaces, which have yet to be determined.

According to information previously reported by The Weekly Packet, the Lawrences have hired local architect William McHenry to design the building which is said to be a “design that fits the area.” It is also expected to bring as many as 20 jobs to the area, said Chuck Lawrence in an interview earlier this month.

This first look at the application is a preliminary review, said Code Enforcement Officer Judy Jenkins. A formal public hearing will be held at the planning board’s February meeting.