Wiscasset planning board

Continued renovations planned for 2 Railroad Ave.

Tue, 11/09/2021 - 10:30am

On Zoom Monday night, Wiscasset’s planning board heard from Craig and Laurie Winslow on their preliminary subdivision application.

The Winslows bought 51 Water St. and 2 and 4 Railroad Ave. in 2018 when those housed an apartment, Water Street Antiques, Riverview Hair Salon and what was formerly Fairfield Sign Shop. Since then, they have made many repairs including taking down the part of the building that was 2 Railroad Ave. due to its being structurally unsafe. They have now finished renovating 51A and B, now leased to In a Silent Way, a wine bar formerly in the Wawenock building on Main Street. Riverview Hair Salon still rents 51D and the Winslows are renovating 4 Railroad Ave. for Brother Shucker Oysters.

Their application includes rebuilding part of 2 Railroad Ave. to replace the commercial space and add a studio apartment above it which will slightly reduce the footprint of the building. Board members suggested the final application include a corrected survey with the reduced dimensions and having the fire chief review the plans.

The board voted that the initial application was incomplete, subject to the revisions suggested.

In other business, the board voted to accept the finding of facts from Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission for the Gardiner Road solar project.

The board meets next at 7 p.m, Nov. 22 on Zoom.