Conservation Commission Discusses Kings Square Dunkin Donuts Proposal

WHITEFIELD – The Conservation Commission on Wednesday held an informal discussion on a proposed Dunkin Donuts in King’s Square. Last month, franchise owner Rick Albert unveiled first-blush plans to build a 2,200-square-foot, drive-through Dunkin Donuts on the municipal parking lot next to Cumberland Farms. It would replace the existing location at 8 Union St. Although the Conservation Commission does not have permitting authority over the project, ConCom would submit a recommendation to the state Department of Environmental Services as part of the Shoreland Permit application process, should the project reach that stage. Shoreland Permits are required for work within 250 feet of protected shoreland. The proposed Dunkin Donuts would be in close proximity to the Johns River.