October 31, 2014

Commission tables car lot decisions

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Members of the Gardner Planning Commission tabled a decision that will determine whether a car lot, located on south Gardner Road, can continue its operations.
During an April 23 meeting, commissioners expressed reluctance to deny a re-zoning …

Planning commission approves 2013 schedule

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Members of the Gardner Planning Commission approved a calendar for 2013 in a very brief meeting on Nov. 27.
Next year, the commission will continue to meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month, with the exception …

QuikTrip plans still in the works

QuikTrip developers provided a rendering of the store they propose to build in Gardner. Rendering courtesy of the city of Gardner

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There’s no truth to the rumors that a planned QuikTrip Convenience store in Gardner is being …

Planning commission approves proposed outdoor storage codes

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Planning commissioners debated the merits of amending city codes related to outdoor storage during a meeting March 27.
Gardner City Planner Amy Kynard told commissioners the existing code allows outdoor storage in industrial zoned districts, but it …

Planning Commission approves rail construction company site plan

Danedri Thompson
submissions@gardnernews.com
Gardner Planning Commissioners approved a site plan for Trac-Work, a railroad construction and repair company, Monday night.
The approval will allow the company to build a 2,400 square-foot building and a large storage, gravel lot for storing …

Planning Commission will address comp update in 2012

Danedri Thompson
submissions@gardnernews.com
Gardner Planning Commissioners will table further discussions about updating the city’s comprehensive plan until after the new year.
“I would hesitate to go too much further without public involvement,” Amy Kynard, city planner, told the planning commission …

Planning commission approves senior apartment complex

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

With a 5-1 margin and against the recommendations of city staff, the Gardner Planning Commission voted to advance the O’Connor property plans to the city council for approval.

A rendering of the proposed O'Connor senior apartment complex

Developers asked to reconsider design plans

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

The owners of 318 Center, LLC, were sent back to the drawing board following a March 22 planning commission meeting.

Commissioners recommended changes to a proposed condominium project they hope to construct on property located at 318 …

Planning Commission debates patio at Austin’s

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

With a stern lecture to the project architect and the owner of the Moonlight Commons strip mall, at Tuesday night’s planning commission meeting, commissioners had the opportunity to slap the owners of Austin’s Bar and Grill on …