Brandon's proposed 36,000 square-foot Hannaford supermarket and retail center is one step closer to reality. The town's Development Review Board approved the proposed Hannaford supermarket but several residents have already filed an appeal to stop the project.
The new shopping plaza will be built by William McCabe, a Massachusetts-based commercial developer.
According to the appeal by residents, the project was neither the subject of public hearings nor a statutory notice.
McCabe told news reporters that he considering how to respond to the appeal.
Some residents are also upset about potential truck noise; they claim the noise will exceed a local ordinance and questions.
The proposed Hannaford would employ local residents and keep a significant amount of retail commerce within the town.
Lisa Miller, vice president for real estate development at Hannaford Supermarkets, said the supermarket firm is legally committed to building at the site south of downtown.
Hannaford Supermarkets was recognized with a Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Champion award for its use of innovative technologies and business practices that help protect the environment recently. The grocer also sells seafood only from sources that are managed to sustain seafood availability for current and future generations.