The group Preserve Portsmouth, which fought several years ago against the development of a Target in town, is asking residents to attend a hearing this Monday night at Town Hall.
According to the group's Facebook page, Rhode Island developer and former state Rep. Vincent Mesolella is seeking to change the "Briggs' property" from light industrial to commercial.
"He would like to put in a 150,000 sq. ft. anchor store and add other retail," according to the group's Facebook page.
The agenda for the hearing can be viewed at right.
Derrick Mesolella, representing Mesolella, previously confirmed that an offer was made to purchase the Briggs' property on West Main Road.
However, Derrick Mesolella would not confirm the future intent of the property.
Richard H. and Frederick D. Briggs own the land at 905 West Main Road, according to Vision Appraisal. The property is located directly across from the entrance to Hedly Street and on the corner of West Main Road and Cory's Lane.
The public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.