Moratorium Tops Ballot



BAR HARBOR — The fate of a proposed supermarket on Route 102 in Town Hill could be determined by residents this week.

A proposed ban on large-scale construction projects in the center of Town Hill is on the ballot for town elections on Tuesday, June 9. Voting will take place in the municipal building on Cottage Street, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The moratorium would, if passed by voters, temporarily block construction of new commercial structures with a floor area of more than 10,000 square feet in Town Hill. The ban would cover all properties within 6,000 feet, or just over 1 mile, of the intersection of Route 102 and the Crooked Road, including the land slated for the supermarket.

Moratorium backers hope to put a stop to plans by Hannaford Brothers to build a 35,000-square-foot store with a pharmacy on Route 102 in Town Hill, on a 15-acre lot south of the Pineo building. Plans for the store were announced in January, but the company has yet to submit a site plan application.

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