Co-Op Gets OK For Demolition

Posted: April 5, 2014

Woodstock officials sent a letter to Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau Inc. on Friday allowing it to demolish a circa 1900 house it owns at 343 W. Spring St. in the town’s historic district.

Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau sent the town a written request to demolish the building on Jan. 23. Town policy requires officials to notify the public of demolition requests in the Historic District.

The town’s notification was dated Feb. 20. A 30-day waiting period must pass before approval can be granted, said Angela Clem, assistant town planner and risk manager.  The 30-day period expired March 24.

“We did not receive any opposition to the demolition in writing,” Clem said.

Rockingham Co-Op sells feed, farm supplies and hardware, and it has a fertilizer plant. Plans call for demolishing the old residence adjacent to their property to make way for some additional parking and a display of merchandise outside the store, like mulch.

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