Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Coming to State Street

At last night's Planning Board meeting, which went on for close to three and a half hours, the project of greatest interest (because it hasn't been before the Planning Board for several months already) came at the very end: the proposal to subdivide the lot at 309-311 State Street into two lots of equal size on which will be constructed a pair of attached houses. The person proposing the subdivision is the owner of the house at 307 State Street, which recently underwent an amazing restoration and transformation.

The plan is to build two houses of similar design to 307 State Street at 309 and 311 and re-create the streetscape close to what it once was. (The building that once stood at 309-311 State Street was destroyed by fire 25 years ago.)

Because the new structures are to be single-family homes, site plan approval is not required. The Planning Board only needs to approve the lot subdivision. The project also needs to go before the Zoning Board of Appeals for area variances. It was decided that the project should go to the ZBA first to get the needed variances and then return to the Planning Board for approval of the subdivision. The next meeting of the ZBA is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:00 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. I notice that somebody is taking on the renovation of the house at the corner of State and Carroll St. (across from the County office building at #401 State.) The structure was a mess, it's amazing that some developers have the appetite for such a project.