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.
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