GILFORD — The owner of the building that housed Fin's Seafood at the intersection of Lily Pond Road and Rte. 11 has gotten permission from the Planning Board to expand the showroom for boat sales for one tenant and add a space for car sales in a different part of the building.
The Planning Board approved the request from Wide Open Spaces Rev. Trust owned by Kim Cedarstrom, to have a showroom and an outdoor sales area with a separate outdoor storage area for repaired boats for Miles Marina, which has been operating a marine engine repair shop for years in the same spot.
Cedarstrom said yesterday that he is working with an unidentified possible tenant for the car sales portion of the building.
Last year the town approved changing the land its uses closest to Rte. 11 from industrial use to commercial use in part to allow for the expansion of Walmart. With the zoning change, Cedarstrom did not need a special exception to enlarge the existing showroom.
The board told Cedarstrom he has to abide by the town's sign regulations, install a stop sign and a stop bar at the exit, and plow the snow to a spot that is at least 50 feet from Lily Pond. An additional condition is that no vehicles or watercraft can be washed on the site.
As of yesterday, Miles Marina had a number of boats for sale along the Route 11 portion of the lot.
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