Recent Planning Department Activity

Construction has begun on the Midtown Mall parking lot improvements.

Note: this list was updated October 27 to reflect the most recent information.

At the Zoning Subcommittee meeting on Tuesday, October 12, Planning Director Beth Della Valle detailed the lengthy list of applications that have been reviewed by the Site Plan Review Committee and Planning Board since August 9, which include:

  • Austin Place 2 – 24-unit apartment buildings near the roundabout in South Sanford – approved
  • Bauneg Beg Solar – near the Pine Haven mobile home park – in process, will be reviewed next week
  • Central Park Residences – 30 unit apartment complex on School St. across from Central Park – approved, meeting conditions of approval
  • Crystal Athletics Facility – sports fields and dome for indoor training on Route 4 – approved
  • Dana Ventures Gravel Pit – on western end of Route 4 – approved, meeting conditions of approval
  • Gilead Solar project – on former Carpenter Tree Farm property – approved, meeting conditions
  • Gorham Sand and Gravel Pit – meeting conditions
  • Midtown Mall parking lot improvements – meeting conditions of approval, construction has begun
  • Pepin Bernier Rd. Gravel Pit – incomplete submission, will go back to applicant for further info
  • Pine Tree Waste – on Clear Zone Rd. – incomplete submission, will be returning to applicant for further info
  • Redline Subdivision – was previously approved as a private way, added another house lot – approved
  • Robinson private way – one 10-acre house lot off Hanson Ridge Rd. – approved, meeting conditions
  • Rushton St. Landfill Solar project – property has changed hands and plans have been scaled back – undergoing completeness review
  • Rymes development – fuel oil storage facility on Cyro Dr. – approved, meeting conditions
  • Sanford Mill Apartments – converted half of the first floor commercial space to residential – approved
  • Seacoast Hardwood – small addition – approved
  • Townhouse Solar – site plan and conditional use approved, awaiting rezoning approval by City Council
  • Welch Farm – six unit subdivision – will be on 11/3 Planning Board agenda for inventory and analysis
  • VIP Expansion – on the location of the former Bonanza Steakhouse – meeting conditions of approval
  • 18 Witham St. – very small subdivision – applicant never followed through with all required materials, so it was denied

The following projects were staff level applications not needing Site Plan Review Committee or Planning Board action:

  • Airport Solar – a minor amendment to the plan – approved
  • Hoop house at SRTC – approved
  • Huttopia – amendment to site plan to upgrade tent sites with bathrooms – approved

A new shed for the Springvale Library required Design Review Committee recommendation, which was granted, before getting a building permit.

Several other projects are currently in the preapplication meeting stage, including a duplex at 4 Tebbitts Ave., a solar project on Mount Hope Rd., a campground on New Dam Rd. and a boat launch on the Mousam Bridge.