Planning board approves home expansion

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 2:45pm

The Edgecomb Planning Board approved an application for a Cross Road home expansion project. On July 2, the board unanimously approved Fred and Amy Robinson’s request to add a 10-foot by 20-foot mudroom and 24-foot by 28-foot garage. The Robinsons have lived at the property for two years. Amy Robinson’s grandfather bought the cottage in 1972. The couple applied for a building permit last month, but their application was ruled incomplete. On Thursday, the couple provided a map detailing building locations and land elevations which provided enough information for approval. 

The board did not act on another application tabled last month. On June 18, Tim Jarrett sought a change of use for an antique shop at 28 Blake Farm Road near the Boothbay line. Jarrett is leasing the property with an option to buy from Linda Giles. Last month, he told board members he planned to continue the shop and add an office for his heating and cooling business. He also plans to use a residence on the property as a home and for more storage space. His application was tabled after the board found his application incomplete. 

The board requested Jarrett provide a map identifying building locations and land elevations for a July 2 hearing, but Jarrett didn’t attend the meeting.

The board also held a preliminary hearing with Fran Rudoff of Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. Rudoff is seeking a permit for demolishing a barn near the Newcastle border and constructing a year-round art studio. Rudoff told the board the property is at 19 Brock Hill Road in Newcastle, but the studio would be built on the Edgecomb side. 

The board meets next at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16 in the town hall’s upstairs.