Without expressing an opinion one way or another on the whole Dollar General issue, it is being built nonetheless.
The picture below is the proposed site plan. I'm not sure if it is the final plan, but it is close and you get the point I think of where it will be situated.
I have written numerous times about zoning and planning and the need to participate to avoid what some may see as a "gotcha." The Master Plan update is in process and over time changes to our zoning ordinances will be proposed that will help protect and preserve the look and character of not only the Village, but other parts of town.
Some of you may be hearing of the horrors of Master Plans coming from radical and misinformed people and groups, and the attempt by some unknown behind the scenes organizations trying to take away your property rights. Nothing could be further from the truth.
One more time for the record: our elected Planning and Zoning boards are people just like you and me. Volunteers with an interest in donating their time and talent for the good of our town. It is insulting to insinuate they are motivated by anything else.
Master Plans are important to towns and without it, there is no legal basis for our zoning ordinances. We can go completely commando and have no rules or regulations and just let everyone build whatever they want wherever they want without any building codes. That is pretty much the position of the Free State movement and others on the extreme right. It is not my position nor that of just about every municipality in NH.
The message again to John and Jane Q. Public is to get involved. When public hearings are scheduled, read the proposal and if you have questions, ask them. Come to Planning Board meetings. Contact the Land Use Office. Get informed.