Bucksport Planning Board to consider subdivision request on mill property

BUCKSPORT — There’s nothing so stable as change, said Bob Dylan. And so it is with the former Verso mill property.

The Bucksport Planning Board will consider a request from Bucksport Mill LLC to subdivide the mill site into three lots at the board’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m.

Bucksport Mill is a subsidiary of AIM Development Corp., which owns the property.

The purpose of the subdivision is to facilitate the sale of a portion of the land, according to a copy of the application.

“Following subdivision approval, the applicant proposes to sell Lot 1 to Bucksport Methodist Church, Lot 2 to Whole Oceans LLC and Lot 3 to be retained by Bucksport Mill LLC.”

Whole Oceans intends to build an Atlantic salmon recirculating aquaculture system on its portion of the mill site.

Meanwhile, Bucksport United Methodist Church intends to relocate to the former mill’s fitness center and credit union building at 3 River Road. That’s the inland side of the mill property.

Pastor Pete Remick said the existing church building is 177 years old, thus the move.

“We’re hoping to have our last services here on Palm Sunday and do a transition walk from here to the new building and have the first celebration service on Easter,” at the new site, Remick said.

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

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