Zoning Board shuts down CVS move to Lake Avenue

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Shut down: 700 Lake Ave., site of proposed CVS, got a red light from the Zoning Board on Sept. 8.
Shut it down: A proposed CVS at 700 Lake Ave, got a red light from the Zoning Board on Sept. 8.

MANCHESTER, NH – A proposal to construct a CVS at the corner of Lake Avenue and Mammoth Road was soundly rejected by the Zoning Board during the Sept. 8 meeting.

But before a vote was taken on the proposal to demolish an existing medical office building at 700 Lake Ave. and construct a 14,823-square-foot CVS, the plan was withdrawn.

Several members of the community spoke in opposition to the proposal.

In other business, variances were granted for a 22-space parking lot on Hanover Street, to be used by Elm Grove Companies for four properties in the area. Brian Pratt, representing CLD Consulting Engineers, presented an updated plan to the board. Access to the lot would be on Londonderry Lane.

A public hearing is set for Oct. 6 before the Planning Board.

In a separate item, Scott Aubertin of First Sign requested a variance for a 20-foot vertical fabric banner/sign for The Flats @Hanover Commons. Aubertin said due to the historic nature of the building, it was challenging to design signage that would have maximum visibility. The sign would be angled at 45-degrees. The board determined that a 15-foot sign would be “less overwhelming,” and approved the variance.

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