LONDONDERRY — Planning Board members approved a plan for a local car dealership project and also gave an OK to tree cutting on Adams Road.
At a meeting April 10, the board approved a site plan for a project at Londonderry Ford, 33 Nashua Road.
The plan includes redeveloping the existing automotive use, removing an existing building and construction of a 20,950-square-foot, two-story automotive service building and associated site improvements at the property.
The total property size for the company is made up of four lots, totaling about seven acres. The new building plan will house Ford's service center, where customers will drive up to drop off vehicles for service. Ford representatives at the meeting said the company technician will then drive the vehicle inside the new building for service.
In other planning board business, officials also gave conditional approval to a plan to construct a 12,500-square-foot manufacturing addition and parking lot expansion at 11 Industrial Drive in North Londonderry, near the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The applicant is UNI-CAST, a company that manufactures aluminum investment castings.
Representatives said a similar plan came up back in October 2007, but due to economic downturns and other project delays, it wasn't completed.
With better financial conditions, the company is ready to move forward with only slight modifications to the original design, officials said.
Planning officials also gave Eversource Energy an approval to remove and trim trees along Adams Road, a state designated scenic road.
Eversource arborist Rick Sullivan said the work is needed to help maintain the company's quality of service to its customers in that area, including Adams Road and also Cross Road.
"With development in that area, it will help provide reliable service," Sullivan said.
The work will include removing several trees and also grinding stumps once the tree is taken down.