As housing stays at a premium round Maine, one other giant condominium advanced is being deliberate in Ellsworth.
A developer hopes to get metropolis approval to construct a fancy with 75 residences on a 2.5-acre lot on higher Excessive Road, subsequent to the Blueberry Hill Dairy Bar. Town’s planning board will think about the proposal at its Aug. 3 assembly.
The proposed growth is amongst different new housing tasks proposed for Ellsworth, the inhabitants of which continues to develop as Maine’s pandemic-driven actual property increase has made inexpensive housing within the space scarce.
Housing growth has dominated progress in Ellsworth in recent times — although The Jackson Laboratory additionally has opened a $245 million mouse-breeding facility within the metropolis — with demand at a excessive, in keeping with metropolis officers. On the similar time, Ellsworth’s retail progress has slowed considerably for the reason that 2000s.
The proposed condominium growth on Excessive Road from Department Pond LLC would have roughly the identical variety of residences as the primary section of one other growth proposed for Downeast Freeway, behind D’Amanda’s bowling alley and arcade on Eastward Lane. That proposal by W.L. Properties would have 74 models within the first section and 68 models in a second section for a complete of 142.
Each proposed complexes are bigger than others constructed up to now decade within the metropolis. These embody 29 models at Straw Approach Household Housing on Water Road, 24 high-end residences on Ruger Approach off Washington Road, and 24 rental models on Acorn Approach. In January, a constructing allow was issued for six extra townhouse models on Acorn Approach, off Surry Highway.
Different high-density housing tasks in Ellsworth permitted and constructed in recent times proceed to develop as effectively.
Constructing permits for 2 buildings with a mixed 23 further residences have been issued in April for the Jefferson Luxe residences on Stone Park Approach, which ought to carry the overall variety of residences within the advanced to 45 models. On Oriole Approach, behind Shaw’s grocery store and Reny’s on Excessive Road, greater than 40 further townhouse-style models are being inbuilt an inexpensive housing advanced, which is projected to extend the overall variety of models there to 90.
Since September, constructing permits have been issued for 7 duplexes and one single-family dwelling on Denver Approach off Bangor Highway, the place a 9-unit condominium constructing was constructed in 2018.