The lot at 64 Pine St. is planned for development into a 12-unit apartment building, if approved by the Ellsworth Planning Board, which will review the preliminary application on Aug. 4. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY ANNE BERLEANT

12-unit apartment building proposed for Pine Street



ELLSWORTH — A three-story, 12-unit apartment building at 64 Pine St. is up for preliminary review by the Ellsworth Planning Board. The lot directly behind it on Spruce Street is included in the plans and will be turned into a two-way entranceway and 18-space parking lot. The Pine Street lot is the former site of the “Tilden House,” a one-time boarding house that also housed a restaurant in its storied past. It was long unoccupied before being razed earlier this year. The proposed development is located in the downtown zone and urban core.

Jonathan Bates, CEO of Stone Park Properties, LLC, a developer of luxury, turn-key housing in Ellsworth and Bar Harbor, submitted the application under Opus One LLC, which he formed in November 2020, according to its certificate of formation.

The building footprint stands at 4,096 square feet, 40 feet tall, with a 12,288-square-foot gross building floor area. The estimated project cost is $1.4 million. If approved, construction would begin in the fall of 2021 and be completed by the fall of 2022.

The units are outlined as two-bedroom apartments with living room and kitchen. In addition, the application states that it is “anticipated that some units will be fully furnished to meet a market demand that is underserved in the community. Clients could include relocated employees, long-term contract employment and college graduates.”

The Planning Board will review the application on Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall. A final application review will follow.

Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Anne Berleant covers news and features in Ellsworth, Mariaville, Otis, Amherst, Aurora, Great Pond and Osborn. When not reporting, find her hiking local trails, reading or watching professional tennis. Email her at [email protected]
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