A site plan amendment for a tractor supply company proposed near the new Wal-Mart will go before the planning board Tuesday, April 2.

Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers, Inc., of Cumberland — acting as an agent for Tractor Supply Co. — has requested property adjacent to Route 1 near the city line, to undergo a site plan amendment.

The original plan approved a larger structure on the parcel than the one proposed by the tractor company.

Assessors' Agent David Martucci said the amendment should be approved as the new building proposal has a lesser impact than what is already authorized.

Of the three parcels on the site where Wal-Mart is being constructed, two parcels belong to Greely Associates, said Martucci.

Half of one parcel will be leased to Tractor Supply Co. by Greely Associates and is situated next to the superstore.

A second building for another tenant has also been approved, although none have come forward with a proposal.

Construction of the proposed building  — 16,000 square feet in size — is expected to begin in May and finish by summer's end, in conjunction with Wal-Mart's completion.

The hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the town office conference room.

Courier Publications reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at jlaaka@courierpublicationsllc.com.