iBerksires.com reports Cumberland Farms Inc. has submitted plans for a new store on Ashland Street nearly a year after bidding on the old City Yard.

According to documents filed for Monday's Planning Board meeting by the company's representatives Bacon Wilson Attorneys at Law, the regional chain is proposing a 5,814-square-foot convenience store and four fueling stations with eight pumps including diesel at 227 Ashland.

The former public works buildings will be razed and the two lots that make up the parcel — 227 and 245 — will be consolidated into one 50,000 square foot lot. That will give the facility more than 340 feet of frontage.

Cumberland Farms is asking to reduce the curb cuts from four to three and to have LED-illuminated directional signage indicating entrances and exits. There will be 30 parking spaces total and two of those as handicapped accessible. The loading area and dumpster area will be screened in on the south side of the property.

Mayor Thomas Bernard on Thursday said the city and the company had not entered into final negotiations and that he had not yet seen the environmental impact report. down a scrapyard and constructed a $3 million facilities building.

Monday's Planning Board will also include applications for three more businesses to move into 60 Roberts Drive, the Norad Mill, and plans for Black Loom, a restaurant proposed for the former Incarnation Church at 1288 Massachusetts Ave. The eatery, part of the plans for the Tourists spa and resort with chef Cortney Burns, was postponed from last month's meeting by the request of the applicant.


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