BERLIN – A developer’s plan to build a Dollar General at a busy Berlin intersection will be heard by the town’s board of appeals following a decision in Worcester County Circuit Court.
When representatives from Oxford Chase Development sought to appeal the Berlin planning director’s denial of site plan approval for the Dollar General in March, town officials told them they would have to take their appeal to circuit court. On April 23, a Worcester County Circuit Court judge granted the writ of mandamus filed by Oxford Chase requiring the town to give the developer a hearing with the Berlin Board of Appeals.
“It says they’re required to hear the appeal,” said Randy Coates, attorney for Oxford Chase. “We’ll hopefully have a hearing before the board in May.”