ELLSWORTH — The city issued 27 building permits in August, and five of them were for single-family homes in the Denver Way subdivision on Bangor Road. Local developer Jonathan Bates’ plan for 15 rental homes was approved by the Planning Board in 2019, and excavation began last month behind the Denver Way luxury apartments Bates had earlier built. Bates also received a building permit to construct a cottage on Pioneer Farm Way. Each property is estimated to cost $200,000 to build, with total permitting cost of $2,340.81.
Also, Heather Linnehan received a permit to construct an indoor target range on Shore Road. Last month, John Linnehan, her husband, appealed to the City Council to exempt the property from a city ordinance that requires 300 yards of distance from neighboring homes when shooting guns outdoors. He had constructed a 24-by-150-foot outdoor target range in the backyard that did not meet those requirements.
“I’m making a much smaller indoor target range, only 12 by 48 feet, to comply with the current ordinance,” Linnehan said.
In addition, the city issued a permit for renovation work, estimated at $80,000, at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.