City councilors on Monday began a process thatHow can the headline and sub-headline be about one news event, while the actual article is about another? Maybe it's just too early in the morning.
could bring a major zoning change to Spring Street-- one that would derail the
company’s expansion plans. The council voted 6-0, with Suzanne Joyce absent, to
have the Planning Board consider whether the Spring Street site should be
changed from an industrial zone to light manufacturing. Such a change would be a
relief to a group of neighbors and nearby businesses, who fear that increased
activity at the quarry would damage their property values, business prospects
and quality of life. Pike officials said the proposed expansion is a key part of
the company’s future. They said it would allow them to consolidate two sites and
move out of their existing asphalt plant and quarry on Main Street, where they
would build a $114 million hotel, housing and retail development.
(Update: The AJ has a piece on the situation.)- John C.L. Morgan