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CVS May Replace South Shore Auto Lines in North Braintree

The proposal is currently before Braintree town councilors. Their next full meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.

A developer for CVS Pharmacy has a request before the Braintree that would involve re-zoning a portion of South Shore Auto Line's land from residential to general business so that the Rhode Island-based company can build a new drive-through store.

The proposed redevelopment, at the intersection of Church and Washington streets in North Braintree, cannot move forward without the re-zoning, which should be marked for general buiness use already, the property owner and the developer argue in a petition submitted to the town earlier this month by attorney Frank Marinelli.

Town councilors referred the re-zoning request to their Committee on Ordinance & Rules last week. The full council meets next on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

The portion of 90 Church street that would be re-zoned under developer New England 2 LLC's proposal is 9,677 square feet, is zoned Residential C and is mostly used as part of South Shore Auto Lines, according to the petition.

At the front of the parcel is a 100-year-old, two-family house that does not conform to local zoning regulations. It is "already being used in common with the adjacent land as a motor vehicle sales/service establishment," Marinelli wrote, and "has no independent significance as a Residence C lot."

Re-development would also include demolition of three buildings at the former South Shore Chrysler site and the construction of a 12,900 square foot CVS with a drive-through. The 1.6-acre site would contain 23 percent open space, up from 8.1 percent currently, the petition states.

Some of the drive-through canopy structure would be placed on the parcel that is currently Residence C, Marinelli said, but it will mostly contain circulation, parking and landscaping.

Are you a resident in North Braintree with an opinion on the proposed re-development? Comment below. Patch will follow this story as it develops.

Judge Amy Gray August 22, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Could someone explain why they need a CVS in this location? There is already one a 1/2 mile down the road towards Quincy, there is a CVS at South Shore Plaza, and there is a CVS down Washington Street past Braintree Town Hall. Oh and there are others in Quincy and Braintree. We don't need another one.
Sean August 22, 2012 at 06:15 PM
I agree, plus that will make a mess out of traffic there - bad enough people are always trying to cut over lanes there once they exit the highway. Once a CVS is there, Walgreens will be scoping out locations around the corner to compete.
Julie August 22, 2012 at 08:44 PM
I live very near by and the traffic is already crazy, especially at rush hour. As someone already stated, we don't need a cvs or any other high traffic business in this location.
Margaret Carroll-Bergman August 22, 2012 at 09:00 PM
It looks as if this matter will come up on Sept. 4 at 7:30pm, according to Joe's story. Joe is on vacation and I am filling in for him this week. Thank you for the insight on the corner and the traffic patterns on that street.
Kathleen DeWitt August 22, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Yes, I have to agree with everybody on this matter. Bad traffic there now, can't wait to see what it would be like if there was a CVS there. As another reader wrote; there is a CVS over the line in Quincy, one on Washington Street in So Bra square; one at the plaza, and one at Tedeski plaza on Grove and Liberty St. Pretty soon we will have as many CVS's as we do Dunkin Donuts. Really no need of this especially at that location. Nanakate

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