David Nicolosi was back before the Mattapoisett Planning Board on Monday, January 7, seeking guidance for his plan to create a development off Deerfield Road.
In previous meetings, Nicolosi presented a proposal for a series of estate-style lots spread out over Lots #33, 34, and 42B on the Assessor’s maps. That plan would call for the construction of about 10 houses in the area.
Nicolosi came to the board with a new plan that would reduce each lot size and increase the number of houses built in the subdivision.
The new plan would allow four estate lots while maximizing the density for the rest of the property by building several multi-family homes.
“It would be similar to a townhouse or a quad. They would be rentals,” he said.
Nicolosi has been investigating different possibilities for development of the land for the last few months. His first plan also included about 30 acres of conservation land near the center of the property, prohibiting development there. Cost of development has caused him to consider other options than what he originally proposed.
Nicolosi requested the Board table discussion of his first estate-lot plan so that he could focus on developing his new plan that includes construction of multi-family homes.
In other business, the Board gave its blessing for a Form A application filed by Anthony and Karen Almeida and Gail and Peter Elen. The applicants were seeking to make minor changes in the delineations to their properties at 1 and 3 Ocean Drive, respectively.
The Board also held a site plan review for an application regarding the construction of a storage facility on Marion Road.
“There will be no plumbing and only minimal electrical running to it,” said engineer Doug Schneider. The storage facility will have 40 units, each measuring 10 feet by 10 feet.
The Board was amenable to the plan but member John Mathieu expressed his concern over adequate space for the movement of fire trucks in the event of an emergency.
“I’d also like to know for sure that this is approved use,” Mathieu said, who requested formal authorization from the Building Department and Fire Chief Murray regarding use and space of the area.
As a result, the hearing was continued until the Planning Board’s next meeting on Monday, February 4, 2013. There will be no meeting on Monday, January 21, 2013 due to the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day.
By Eric Tripoli