Subdivision application found incomplete

LAMOINE — An application by Maine Woodland Properties for an 11-lot residential subdivision on the Jordan River was found incomplete by the Planning Board Sept. 13.

Planning Board Chairman John Holt told The American that items needed to complete the application were relatively minor, including contour lines on the application and information on road construction.

Holt also said discussion at the meeting largely focused on public access to the Jordan River, of which there currently is none, and how the proposed property is the largest tract of land left to potentially create a public way to the shore.

Currently, the public and those who work on the shore, such as wormers, who wish to access the tidal river, must own land themselves or have owner permission to use the land that accesses the water.

The proposed project, “Jordan Shores,” is represented by project manager James Boyle.

The next Planning Board meeting is scheduled for Oct. 4 when the board will again review whether the application is complete. If it is complete, the board will schedule a site visit and could act on the application at its Nov. 1 meeting.

If found complete at the Oct. 4 meeting, a public hearing will be scheduled for Nov. 1.

Maine Woodland Properties, which has addresses in Sarasota, Fla., and Portland, according to deed records, owns acreage across the state, including a subdivision in Waltham called Sunset Shores.

Mirroring statewide real estate trends, seven out of the eight property transfers listed for Waltham in the Sept. 9 issue of The American show sales from Maine Woodland Properties to out-of-state buyers.

Rebecca Alley

Rebecca Alley

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Rebecca is the Schoodic-area reporter and covers the towns of Eastbrook, Franklin, Hancock, Lamoine, Sorrento, Sullivan, Waltham, Winter Harbor and Trenton. She lives in Ellsworth with her husband and baby boy who was joyously welcomed in June 2020. Feel free to send tips and story ideas to [email protected]

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