Front Street Garage to be Demolished

A garage for the residence of 183 Front St. in Marion will be demolished so a new one can be constructed.  A notice of intent for the project was presented during the regular meeting of the Conservation Commission on Wednesday, November 14 in the Marion Town House.

Anne Hatton, the owner of the property, filed the NOI, and was represented by Architect Bill Saltonstall.  The existing garage would be demolished and replaced with a 24′ x 30′ two-bay structure with studio space above the garage and a deck. The new garage would be framed with steel.

“It will be a very beefy foundation,” said Saltonstall.

The public hearing saw no opposition from the audience nor the Commission.

The Commission also heard plans for a house to be constructed on Holly Pond Road.  Initial plans for the single-family residence were presented in October, but since then, the plans have been changed.

The footprint of the house has been reduced by 450 square feet.  Also, there will be significantly less fill needed to build the house. The Commission will write a letter acknowledging the changes to keep in the project’s folder.

A public hearing for improvements to Washburn Park was continued until the Commission’s next meeting. The project proposes improvements to hiking trails as well as the addition of picnic tables and benches to the park.

Also continued until the next meeting was a public hearing for a Notice of Intent for a property located at 5 Main St.  The project proposes constructing a garage, relocating and expanding a retaining wall and installing a trench drain.

The Marion Conservation Commission will meet again on Wednesday, November 28 at 7:00 pm in the Marion Town House.

By Katy Fitzpatrick

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