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EAST GREENWICH â€” What looked like a one-item special meeting agenda last Wednesday with a routine bit of housekeeping turned into one of the more contentious Planning Board meetings in recent months.
With board members split on whether to reconsider one condition of a plan approved in December, FKL New London LLC, developer of a planned McDonald's at 2500 New London Turnpike, will go back to the drawing board on an access plan for the restaurant to be built near Exit 7 of Route 95 in the extreme northwest corner of town near its border with Coventry and West Greenwich.
The problem stems from the location of the planned northern access to the property, on a state Department of Transportation easement, which could be used in the future as part of an access ramp in expansion of the Route 95 interchange. Robert Stolzman, lawyer for the developer, told the board he wants an alternate access on the southeast side.
For more on the story, read all about it in the Feb. 16 edition of The East Greenwich Pendulum.