31-lot subdivision proposed in South Berwick

Posted May 01, 2014, at 5:32 a.m.

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — The owners of The Links at Outlook golf club are proposing a 31-lot subdivision within walking distance of downtown.

The single-family homes would be built on a roughly 10-acre strip of land running between the golf course and existing homes on Dawson Street and Jewett Avenue on the west side of Route 4.

“Their design is to incorporate it into the golf course,” said South Berwick Code Enforcement Officer Joe Rousselle.

The residential project, which he described as one of the largest in South Berwick in nearly a decade, is coming before the Planning Board for an initial review at 7 p.m. on May 7 at Town Hall.

No decisions are expected at that meeting.

The Flynn brothers, who own the golf course and several downtown buildings, own the land, Rousselle said. They are developing the land through Outlook Farm Golf Club LLC, documents show.

A man who answered the phone at James Flynn’s South Berwick home Tuesday night, but did not give a name, identified himself as owner of the proposed subdivision tract. He declined to comment on the project, saying it was too early in the process.

Plans on file at Town Hall show 31 home lots ranging from about two-tenths of an acre to about a half acre. Most homes would have frontage on a new road that would cut through the tract and connect Route 4 and Dawson Street Extension.

Based on the initial plans, Rousselle predicted the Planning Board would focus on impacts from a steep hill toward the back of the parcel. Otherwise, he said the project “is pretty basic” and meets code requirements for lot size and other factors.

“The comprehensive plan wants infill in the village area,” he said, “and this is a perfect example of that type of development.”

Distributed by MCT Information Services

 

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