Neighbors Complain About Proposed Auto Body Shop In… AN INDUSTRIAL PARK

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CapeNews.netGeoff Spillane – If the Mashpee Design and Plan Review Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 21, is any indication, an improving economy could be creating a mini building boom in town.

The meeting, which lasted nearly three hours with applicants proposing seven new buildings seeking input from the multi-departmental advisory committee.

One proposed project, an auto body repair shop at 89 Industrial Drive, is facing opposition from residents of the Highland Estates neighborhood off Route 28 near the Falmouth town line.

Accidental Auto Body, a business currently located in Hyannis, plans to relocate in Mashpee once its current lease expires. Raul Lizardi-Rivera, civil engineer with Falmouth-based Holmes and McGrath, detailed the firm’s building plans, which include constructing a 9,000-square-foot metal pre-fabricated building with 65 parking spaces adjacent to the Mashpee Water District offices.

Midway through the hearing, John Fish, a Nancy Lane resident whose property backs up to the location proposed for the auto body repair shop, addressed the committee.

Mr. Fish, who had in his hand a petition opposing the auto body repair shop that had already been signed by 65 people, expressed concern about chemicals being used so close to a residential area, and very close to where he keeps a garden and chickens.

“An auto body shop located up against residential properties. It is a sin, I am appalled,” he said.

Listen, I know that I harp on busy body neighbors blocking progress on Cape Cod. The NIMBY stuff gets old to read about I’m sure, but when something that is so batshit insane comes around I just can’t help myself. Let’s re cap this…

This dude is trying to block a business from opening on INDUSTRIAL DRIVE! I repeat. The street is NAMED Industrial Drive. They want to open a business in an INDUSTRIAL PARK… a neighborhood specifically zoned and designed for… wait for it… INDUSTRY!

Where the hell are people supposed to open an auto body shop if they can’t do it in the park that everybody picked to be the exact place where we decided we would like people to open their freaking auto body shops?! I feel like I’m taking crazy pills here.

Oh, and how about this shit?

“An auto body shop located up against residential properties. It is a sin, I am appalled,” he said.

A sin? I’m sorry, let me get my bible out. Let’s see here… Thou shalt not kill… Thou shalt not steal… Thou shalt not cov… hmm… I don’t see anything about opening an auto body shop in a technology park being a sin? Maybe my bible is different than his? Where’s a Gideon when you need one?

These people want to move an existing, successful business into your town, bringing jobs and tax money etc. They want to do it exactly where they should be doing it, and you’re appalled? It’s appalling that you’re appalled. I am appalled at your appalledness, to the point where you have my brain so twisted that I just made up a god damn word! The appalladacity on this guy… see, another one!

Here’s some advice for prospective home buyers, if you don’t want an industrial type of business near your tomatoes, then don’t buy land that abuts an INDUSTRIAL PARK!

This is just plain insanity, I sincerely hope that not only do Mashpee officials laugh this dude out of any and all meetings, but that they publicly reprimand him for wasting everyone’s time. You, your chickens, and your summer squash are simply not more important than the zoning laws established by the collective community.

P.S. I’m probably not getting any fresh eggs from him anytime soon huh?

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