Lowell methadone clinic faces oppositionAP , Associated Press
May. 27, 2013 9:11 PM ET
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A border battle is brewing between Lowell and Chelmsford over a methadone clinic.
The Habit OpCo clinic in downtown Lowell wants to relocate elsewhere in the city to a site near the Chelmsford line.
Opponents say the proposed new location is too close to a residential neighborhood in Chelmsford as well as businesses and houses of worship. They are worried about an increase in traffic and the clientele the clinic caters to.
The Sun (http://bit.ly/Z531zF ) reports that Chelmsford's Board of Selectmen has written to the Lowell Zoning Board of Appeals expressing opposition, saying relocating the clinic would create a "hazardous and dangerous situation."
Area business owners say it will drive away customers.
Clinic officials had no comment.
The Lowell board is scheduled to discuss the clinic on Thursday.