Planning for Maple Street industrial zone heats up

The Salem News | By Ethan Forman
October 23, 2016

DANVERS — The Planning Board will huddle with its consultant Tuesday to look at possible commercial and residential uses for a 10-acre industrial area downtown.

The area encompasses the likes of heating element maker Hotwatt and Lyons Ambulance along Maple Street.

The result of this work has the potential to reshape not only the western edge of downtown, but all of Danvers Square in the years to come.

The Planning Board meeting in the Toomey hearing room of Town Hall begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25.

A consultant has been tasked to come up with zoning and design guidelines for an overlay zone for the Maple Street Industrial-1 district that includes the intersections of Hobart, Maple and Locust streets. A $25,000 state grant will pay for the study.

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