WILTON — The Planning Board reviewed site plans for a Dollar General Store and a subdivision for the former Dexter Supply property during their meeting Thursday.

Based on the scope of the project, the board decided to hold a public hearing and give abutters the opportunity to speak, Roger Williams, code enforcement officer, said Friday.

Although not part of the ordinance process, the board decided to hold a public hearing and planned it for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at the town office, he said.  A walk of the proposed property site at 409 U.S. Route 2 will take place at 6 p.m. prior to the meeting.

An engineer representing Dollar General gave the board a basic explanation of its plans, he said.

The Tennessee-based corporation proposes to develop one of Maine’s first Dollar General stores. The plans include a 9,100-square-foot building with 7,300 square-feet used as sales space, according to a company spokesman. The company will lease from property owners Jonathan and Patricia Haggan of Farmington.

In other business, the board reviewed a subdivision application submitted by Hammond Lumber for the Dexter Supply property, also located on Route 2.

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The subdivision permit is needed because the property is being split into four sections, Williams said. 

Hammond purchased the Dexter Supply store and property. They have already sold the adjoining two-story storage building to Jon Bubier of Farmington. 

On the back portion of the lot is access to Dexter’s former home and property, located at 50 Bryant Road, and another portion of land on the southeast side of the property.

The board plans a public hearing on the application. It takes place at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 17, at the Wilton Town Office.

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