Planning Board Meeting

Center Office Building 301 Main Street Sturbridge, MA 01566
Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 6:30pm

6:30 PM Call to Order and Approval of the Minutes of April 14, 2020

6:31 PM ANR – If any

6:35 PM Site Plan Review Public Hearing – Pilot Travel Center – 400 Haynes Street
• Requesting a Site Plan Approval as required by Chapter 25 of the Sturbridge Zoning Bylaws, to raze and rebuild the existing Travel Center facility, which will include a single building, two fuel canopies, updated signage, additional fueling positions, and flow direction reversal to eliminate congestion.

7:05 PM Public Hearing to consider amendments to the Town’s Zoning Map as Petitioned by Porchlight Investments III, LLC for property located at 7 Cedar Street. The Petitioners have requested that a portion of 7 Cedar Street, as shown on the plan submitted, be changed from Suburban Residential to Commercial Tourist District. The proposed change will affect 0.917 acres +/- of land on the westerly side of Cedar Street and the northeasterly side of 420 Main Street

7:15 PM Town Planner Update
• Update on outdoor dining/operations response to COVID
• Request for Planning Board to authorize Town Planner to sign approved minutes for posting
• Request for Planning Board to authorize Town Planner to sign decisions

Old/New Business


*Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A Section 18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of the Sturbridge Planning Board will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation can be found on the Town’s website at: For this meeting, members of the public who wish to listen and or watch the meeting either online via the Town’s on demand video broadcast, on cable television on Channel 191, or dial into the meeting at 774-304-1455, enter 1428# for the meeting number and 12345 for the access code. (This phone number is only active for the public during public meetings). No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post audio and/or video recordings, transcript, or other comprehensive record of the proceedings, on the Town’s website, as soon as possible after the meeting.