Saturday, November 21, 2015

Dunkin Donuts, Gas Station Proposed on Terrill Road

A company called Plainfield Gas Realty LLC is applying to the Zoning Board of Adjustment for variances to build a Dunkin Donuts restaurant and gas station on the site of a former plant nursery on Terrill Road.

A legal notice published today (Nov. 21) lists a slew of variances needed, several due to the site's proximity to residences. The site bordered by Terrill Road, East Third Street and McCrea Place is in a Neighborhood Commercial zone, but abuts a low-density residential zone.

The vacant one-story building on the lot would be demolished to make way for the 1,785-square-foot restaurant with a drive-through. The automobile service station is not a permitted use where it is proposed and is also not permitted within 100 feet of a residential zone, but 60.9 feet is proposed.

The city currently has Dunkin Donuts restaurants at three locations, Clinton Avenue and West Front Street, 215 West Front Street downtown and also East Front Street and Terrill Road. None are connected to automobile service stations.

To see the complete notice, go to and key Plainfield Gas Realty into the search box.

All property owners within 200 feet of the site should have received notice of the proposal. Documents related to the proposal should be available for inspection in the Planning Division office in City Hall at least 10 days before the Zoning Board meeting, although City Hall will be closed Nov. 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The meeting is 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in City Hall Library.



  1. There was a gas station there in 1970s a sunoco was it rezoned

  2. Terrill Rd. is a bad location for a gas station & DD. This will cause more traffic delays on Terrill Rd at rush hours because it is at an intersection. The DD on Front and Terrill is so small, I won't go there unless it is midday and no traffic.

  3. Travel down another mile on Terrill and you will see a dilapidated house before you hit Cushing Rd, the City has "Dreams" of rehabbing. What a joke it has been an eyesore for YEARS as well as a fire hazard, but action on this? No we have bigger fish to pump for campaign donations