Wiscasset planning board

Wiscasset Ford gets project nod and Shep Rust’s ‘Bravo’

Tue, 04/23/2024 - 8:45am

    Wiscasset’s planning board Monday night nodded Wiscasset Ford’s request for an addition, a new entrance and service canopies and inside renovations. The project at 378 Bath Road is pegged at $4.5 million, according to Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Emily Rabbe’s memo to the board earlier Monday.

    In a hearing before the vote, neighbor Cheryl “Shep” Rust, who had Le Garage restaurant in town for 40 years, said she came to support whatever Wiscasset Ford was proposing. The business has been an “extraordinary” neighbor, Rust told the board. “Their consideration has always been impeccable ... Bravo, for what you bring to the community and what you are as a neighbor,” she added, looking toward a project representative who said he wished he could take credit for that relationship and will pass along Rust’s words.

    Atlantic Resource Consultants has been representing Wiscasset Ford in the proposal. 

    Also Monday, the board nodded Seafoam’s proposed medical cannabis retail store at 493 Gardiner Road. Only interior changes were proposed, according to a separate memo from Rabbe Monday.