WATERVILLE — The Planning Board is scheduled Tuesday to listen to preliminary plans for Head of Falls Village, a 63-unit condo complicated that builders need to construct on the nook of Entrance and Temple streets in downtown Waterville.
Buildings could be demolished close to that nook to create the housing on greater than 1.5 acres, in response to growth plans.
Todd Alexander, vice chairman and associate at Portland-based Renewal Housing Associates LLC, which focuses on inexpensive, blended revenue and workforce housing, is growing the venture with Northland Enterprises Inc., an actual property growth and administration firm additionally based mostly in Portland.
They’ve the land below contract that now homes Common Bread, Damon’s Beverage & Redemption, the previous Bob-In tavern and Inventive Sounds, and a former workplace constructing generally known as the Heath Home at 60 Entrance St. that abuts Appleton Road to the north. These buildings could be razed to make means for the condo complicated overlooking the Kennebec River and Two Cent Bridge.
Metropolis Planner Ann Beverage mentioned Monday the Planning Board is just not scheduled to take a vote Tuesday on the plan, which should come again earlier than the board for preliminary and ultimate assessment. The developer is required to have letters of approval from the Fireplace Division, metropolis engineer, Waterville Sewerage District and Kennebec Water District. The developer should additionally notify abutting property homeowners by mail earlier than preliminary and ultimate assessment.
Alexander wrote in an e-mail Monday that plans name for setting up two buildings. One, a 33,800-square-foot, mixed-use constructing on Temple Road, would have about 15,000 sq. ft of workplace house and 18 rental residences, with the residences regulated below a program that limits occupancy to residents with family incomes at or beneath 80% of the realm median revenue stage for Kennebec County. He mentioned such inexpensive housing is known as workforce housing.
The second construction, a 49,400-square-foot constructing alongside Entrance Road, would even be a mixed-use property, with about 6,600 sq. ft of retail house and 45 residences. The plan to be submitted to the Planning Board requires 91 on-site parking areas, in response to Alexander.
“We wish to begin this fall,” he mentioned. “The primary part includes constructing demolition and website work. Our aim is to start out building on one or each buildings in 2024.”
The Metropolis Council voted 6-0 on March 21 to authorize performing Metropolis Supervisor Invoice Put up to use for a $200,000 federal grant for the builders, who plan to remediate asbestos and soils there earlier than constructing the housing.
Alexander mentioned at a public listening to earlier than the council vote that the fee for demolition and remediation could be not less than $700,000. Remediation would come with eradicating contaminated soils from former fuel stations and an auto dealership that have been on the positioning, and taking it to a licensed facility. Asbestos below vinyl tile on the buildings would additionally must be eliminated by a licensed asbestos abatement firm, he mentioned.
In different issues Tuesday, the Planning Board is scheduled to think about a request by Trafton Properties to revise a beforehand permitted subdivision on Trafton Street.
Gaunce Investments LLC is scheduled to request casual preapplication assessment for a photo voltaic farm on Airport Street to generate energy for Central Maine Motors Auto Group. Gaunce can also be requesting a revision to the town’s zoning ordinance to permit the photo voltaic farm within the Industrial-C zone.
Edward Thompson is predicted to request that 2 Seavey St. be rezoned from Industrial-C to Industrial C-1 to permit an empty industrial house to be transformed right into a one-bedroom condo.
Herget Group Self-Storage is requesting casual preapplication assessment for contractor suites to be constructed on Industrial Street. Herget can also be requesting that a part of assessor parcel 62-13 on Industrial Street be rezoned from Residential-B to Industrial to Industrial-C to permit entry off Drummond Avenue.