The Adams Zoning Board of Appeals will continue its review of an application filed by Cumberland Farms Inc. to move across Commercial Street south of downtown Adams.

The Berkshire Eagle reports when first heard in May, nearly two dozen residents showed up.

This week's continued deliberations start at 6 p.m. in Town Hall.

The company wants to build a new station at 95 Commercial St., the site of Al's Service Center, and a neighboring property.

The firm already operates a small store not far north at 46 Commercial St.

To cross the street and build anew, the company must win variances from the zoning panel. It needs permission for three elements in this zoning district: operating a retail convenience store with gas pumps, being open 24 hours a day and making a "curb cut" of more than 26 feet.

In interviews and social media posts, residents have expressed concerns about the project's effects on traffic and pedestrian safety.

But others have applauded the move as a way to improve the look of the road, create jobs and add to town tax revenue.


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