Plants Unlimited work yard, Pratt Brothers Auto headed to Planning Board

By Daniel Dunkle | Jan 11, 2019
Photo by: Daniel Dunkle Pratt Brothers Auto on Route 17 will come before the Rockport Planning Board Jan. 23.

Rockport — Rockport's Planning Board will look at four local business projects during its Jan. 23 meeting at the Rockport Opera House meeting room. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m.

Plants Unlimited will meet with the board for a pre-application to construct a 2.6-acre work yard and access road behind the existing business on Commercial Street. The company plans to clear an area where it can put plants for the business. It needs approval because of the size of the area.

Pratt Brothers Auto on Route 17 will also come before the board with a pre-application. The business, which does brakes, exhaust, vehicle inspections and general automotive repairs, has been operating as a home occupation, but has outgrown that designation, according to town officials. However, the board can still approve it in that zone as a tradesman use.

Aphiwat Ruklittikul, known locally for his previous business, "Mr. Wat," in Rockport, plans to serve what he calls "herbal pizza" at 148 West St. (Route 90). He also plans to be the sole employee in a one-person operation.

The owner said he hopes to open as soon as possible, but needs to renovate the building to serve as a takeout restaurant. He plans to serve pizza with toppings including curry, peanut sauce and mango.

He previously ran Mr. Wat for about five years before selling it a year ago to his brother.

He is leasing the property from Linda Campbell of Rockport.

The Planning Board will also continue site review for a towing business and 2,400-square-foot storage building proposed by Stephen and Jacqueline Laite of Camden. The building would be located at 314 West St.

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