By Carol McCracken (Post # 1,611)
The development team as well as the owners of the proposed townhouses to be built at 152-156 Sheridan Street met with a few neighbors at the St. Lawrence Arts Center to discuss their plans for a 5-unit residential complex. The meeting lasted about 35 minutes as there were few concerns about the complex.
David Lloyd, architect for the project, described it as a traditional New England building with clapboard on the exterior. There will be a parking garage for 5 cars eliminating the need for on street parking. The owners of the building will live on the top floor and rent the lower townhouses with the possibility of offering those four 2-bedroom units for sale at some time in the future. Great Falls Construction is the builder for the complex. The property is steeply sloped from the street and consequently the plans call for a pier supported structure to minimize any disturbance to the slope. The top floors offer a magnificent view of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, according to Lloyd.
The owners of the complex are Dr. Jeff Rosenblatt and his wife, Deb. Currently, they are living outside of Portland and want to live closer to Dr. Rosenblatt’s medical practice at Maine Medical Center, Portland.
It is anticipated that construction could begin this winter or in the spring allowing 10 to 12 months for its completion.
The proposal is scheduled to go before the planning board for a workshop on Tuesday, November 26. The time has not yet been determined. The public is welcome to attend.