Judge sides with developer in lawsuit over controversial vote blocking Manchester gas station
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A judge has sided with the developer behind a controversial plan to build a gas station, saying an alderman should have abstained from voting on the proposal after Facebook posts hinted that he opposed the project before deliberations ever began.
The project — proposed for 55 Edward J. Roy Drive, north of Wellington Road near Exit 8 off Interstate 93 in Ward 2 — includes a building to house a convenience store, doughnut shop, deli and fueling area with gas pumps. Members of the city’s planning board voted down the proposal in March 2018, 4-3. That vote came two weeks after the board deadlocked, 3-3, on the same request.