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Zone Change for Bristol Industrial Park Gets Hearing Tonight

Mosaico Business and Community Development Corporation wants to market the manufacturing complex to a different mix of businesses.

A public informational meeting on a request to change the zoning for the Bristol Industrial Park takes place today in Town Hall.

The informational session is part of a special meeting of the Bristol Planning Board. It starts at 7 pm in the Town Hall. 

The Mosaico Business and Community Development Corporation, one of the owners of the industrial park, wants to “market to a different mix” of potential tenants, said Community Development Director Diane Williamson.

The industrial park is zoned only for manufacturing right now. Mosaico wants to change the zoning to “rehab land development project” (Rehab LDP), according to the application for a zoning change. 

The industrial park would remain predominantly manufacturing, Williamson said. But there are potential tenants that don’t fit under that umbrella. 

For instance, a fitness company and a restaurant have expressed interest in moving into the industrial park, Williamson said.

The industrial park sits on 14 acres that was once the Kaiser Mill. It now includes boat builders, a sign maker, furniture and window restorers, a welding shop, and a variety of other manufacturers, including the I. Shalom Company and Tri-Mack Plastics.

But restaurants and other service firms cannot operate in a manufacturing zone. They could be developed as part of a Rehab LDP zone. 

The Bristol Town Council will hear the same request with the Planning Board’s recommendation at its next meeting. It has the final say on a zone change.

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