Planners hear plans for 17-unit Mountain Highway apartment growth

Planners hear plans for 17-unit Mountain Highway apartment growth
Planners hear plans for 17-unit Mountain Highway apartment growth
ENGINEER SKETCH of the proposed Mountain Highway apartment undertaking.

By Wayne E. Rivet

Workers Author

A 17-unit condominium undertaking proposed by Dan Harden of Picarden LLC was offered to the Bridgton Planning Board finally Tuesday’s public listening to.

Harden recused himself from the Planning Board as Craig Burgess, a senior undertaking supervisor for Sebago Technics, Inc., outlined the proposed growth on an roughly 9.89-acre website off Mountain Highway.

PB Chair Deb Brusini famous that “new proof” had been submitted at 4 p.m., thus main officers to maintain the listening to “open” to their subsequent scheduled assembly on Dec. 6.

Burgess gave an outline of the undertaking, which incorporates:

• Eight duplex (two unit) condos and a single unit for a complete of 17. All items can have a two-car storage. Items 11-13 can have two bedrooms, whereas the opposite items can have three bedrooms. Initially, the proposal known as for 20 items, however was scaled right down to 17, Burgess stated.

• Entry to the event will probably be by a brand new driveway positioned to the west aspect of Mountain Highway. It is going to be 600 toes in size. A “satellite tv for pc” parking zone will probably be developed throughout the road.

• Burgess identified that one change from the unique software is the undertaking will probably be served by three wells, not two. The change, Burgess famous, was made as a result of suggestions and a way to “keep away from extra stringent setback necessities.” 

• There will probably be 4 disposal methods. 

• Buffers will probably be usually maintained alongside the perimeter of the topic parcel. 

• Underground energy, cable and phone will probably be prolonged from Mountain Highway. 

• The condominium usually conforms to Bridgton’s cluster housing growth requirements. The minimal density necessities are lowered to five,000 sq. toes on condition that duplex items will probably be served by a typical water system and shared wastewater disposal methods. Frequent open area of at the very least 15% of the buildable space will probably be preserved for every unit. 

• Stormwater runoff will probably be directed towards one underdrained soil filter for detention and remedy. The undertaking is positioned inside the Moose Pond watershed. A Maine Division of Environmental Safety (Maine DEP) Stormwater Regulation allow will probably be submitted for the creation of higher than 20,000 sq. toes of latest impervious floor. 

• Challenge disturbance will probably be restricted inside the stream pure useful resource buffer (75-feet). A Maine DEP Allow-By-Rule software will probably be submitted for work adjoining to the stream. 

Burgess famous that the applicant is requesting a waiver concerning a buffer. The proposed growth has been designed to incorporate a 25-foot buffer as outlined within the city ordinance, excluding two restricted areas. A 30-foot part of the proposed buffer is lowered to 10-feet for the development of subsurface wastewater disposal system #2 and lowered to 20-feet for the development of subsurface wastewater disposal system #3. The lowered buffer space will stay grass. Supplemental landscaping is proposed. 


Brusini beneficial that the developer put into writing a proof as to why the wastewater system is being sited there and thus reducing again on the buffer, “overlay on website plan so it turns into lifeless apparent to board what the alternatives are”and clarify why wells not included elsewhere. 

“Give us a radical rationalization,” she stated.

Abutter Patty Lindscott raised a priority concerning wetlands.

“There’s fairly a stream there, and it’s working proper now,” she stated.

One other particular person, who resides at Shawnee Peak, filed a letter with planners elevating a number of issues concerning “this large growth undertaking on a tiny lot.” These issues included:

• Large visitors gridlock particularly throughout winter peak snowboarding seasons — “not a secure flip for each out and in circulate visitors”

• Unmitigated environmental impacts 

• Important disturbances to the wild animals in that space

• Dumpster that pulls animals therefore considerably elevated security issues for the residents and pets within the space

• Extreme damaging affect to the streams within the space

• Lake water air pollution

• Crucial farmland, habitat, and views of Nice Mountain on this space will probably be misplaced.

Burgess stated a mannequin of quantity water “coming by the positioning” was carried out, and decided that “no wetlands could be disturbed by this a part of the undertaking.” Retaining partitions and steeper aspect slopes will probably be integrated to make sure water safety.

One vernal pool was recognized, and conversations had been had with the Military Corp and DEP concerning creating a plan to guard the pool. One instance is the contractor would work “backwards” whereas doing slope work to keep away from affect to the vernal pool.

Lighting ranges is not going to exceed property traces.Amber lighting will probably be used alongside the driveway.

“The depth and coloration of lights not like Hannaford parking zone,” Brusini clarified.

Harden famous that the positioning is closely wooded, with timber there a median of 60 to 80 toes. The buildings will probably be roughly 30 toes in top.

Builders will return with narratives concerning water, wastewater, setbacks, and constructing coloration schemes on the board’s Dec. 6 assembly, at which period the listening to will resume adopted by undertaking deliberation.