Exception Approved For Convenience Store And Gas Station

(BEDFORD) – The Bedford Zoning Board approved an exception for a gas and convenience store at 824 Lincoln Avenue.

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Tai Hubbard and property owners Brian and Kathy Thompson appeared before the Zoning Board to answer questions.
Hubbard is an environmental consultant for the party interested in purchasing the property. The property is Zoned – Industrial 2. However, because of the location will be a fuel center, a special exception must be approved.
Dan Kirk instructed them if the sale of the property falls through, they must re-file an exception for the same type of business.
No one from the public spoke for or against the project.
The zoning board approved the exception.
“We will continue to operate KATS Performing Arts, and have scheduled classes at this location for next year,” said Kathy Thompson. “The sale of property and environmental studies will take a long time, and the business will remain open at the current location for some time,” Thompson added.
Hubbard will be conducting a Phase- 1 environmental study, at the location which is near the former railroad to ensure there is no environmental contamination.
Other plans will have to be filed, including:

  • Fuel plans with the State
  • Tank plans
  • Health Department approval
  • Results of the environmental tests
  • Any past spill records from the railroad