Kittery Approves two residential projects

2 residential projects approved By Jesse Scardina

project approvedKITTERY — The Planning Board approved the plans, site walks and public hearings of two residential projects while also electing a new chair and vice chair Thursday night.

A five-lot residential subdivision plan was approved for a location between Highpoint Circle and Kittree Lane. The roughly 58-acre lot would include the construction of a 570-foot roadway to reach each subdivision, which range in size from a little more than one acre to more than 40 acres. Ken Markley, president of Northeasterly Survey Inc., presented the proposal to the board.

Also approved was the reconstruction of a residential home on Goose Point. Planning Board member Tom Emerson abstained from the discussion and approval of the project, as he is principal of Studio B-E Architecture, which is designing the remodel.

Both plans were unanimously approved, aside from Emerson abstaining. Walk-throughs were scheduled for Dec. 22, while a public hearing regarding the Goose Point residence was scheduled for Jan. 8 and a public hearing to discuss the five-lot subdivision was scheduled for Feb. 12.

At the beginning of the meeting, the board voted Ann Grinnell as the new chairwoman, replacing Emerson. The board also voted to name Karen Kalmar vice chairwoman, while re-electing Ann Driscoll as secretary.

New member Robert Harris was also welcomed to the Planning Board.