Wiscasset Planning Board

Talks continue toward coffee business, apartments

Posted:  Monday, November 20, 2017 - 7:15am

The Wiscasset Planning Board continued its preliminary talks Nov. 13 with applicants for Water Street apartments and a coffee business on Route 1, Chairman Ray Soule said.

Both proposals still need site plan approval, Soule said Nov. 15. Last month, Bruce Benner of Westport Island proposed making apartments at the former Coastal Enterprises building he bought at 41 Water St.; and Cathy and Jim Peterman of Newcastle and son Kyle Peterman of Bath, owners of Seacoast Coffee Company, proposed putting a coffee bean-roasting business and cafe and market at 564 Bath Road, where they had a purchase-and-sale agreement.

Also, Nov. 13, the board heard from Clark’s Point Development on its latest plans for the River Point Road subdivision. New owners Scott Lalumiere and Mark Pierson began meeting with the board a year ago this month on developing lots.

The board meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month, when it has business.