We don’t want a drug treatment center

SSTAR has filed an appeal with the Fall River Zoning Board of Appeals after the city denied a building permit last month to construct a controversial $11.7 million drug, alcohol treatment, and research facility at 75 Weaver Street.

New Bedford-based attorney Philip Beauregard filed the appeal with the Planning Department on July 31.

Director of Inspectional Services Glenn Hathaway notified STARR’s Chief Executive Officer Nancy Paul in a letter dated July 2 that he was denying the permit because the project was a nonconforming use on property zoned as a commercial mill district.