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April 26, 2013

Conservation Commission serves up approval for Dunkin' Donuts

NORTH ANDOVER — Within the next 30 days, the walls of the vacant house on a hill at 1018 Osgood St. will come tumbling down and construction of a Dunkin’ Donuts shop will begin, according to Mark Gross, engineer for the project.

After several nights of hearings, the Conservation Commission voted unanimously Wednesday night to issue an order of conditions for Dunkin’ Donuts. Conservation Administrator Jennifer Hughes said Lisa Eggleston, a consultant who works for the town, is satisfied with the applicant’s plans to install a sand filter on the site.

The device will filter water that runs from the coffee shop and the adjacent parking lot. The commission voted to order the developer to post a $15,000 bond to guarantee installation of the sand filter and other conditions, such as tree plantings.

Cafua Management, a Methuen company that operates many Dunkin’ Donuts franchises, bought the 1018 Osgood St. property for $400,000 in January 2012. The house was owned and occupied for many years by William Chepulis, a former Conservation Commission and Planning Board member, and his family.

The Planning Board approved the project several weeks ago. The shop will have 2,250 square feet and a drive-through.

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