Stingray City Reality Corporation got a pass on July 19 when both applicant and representative were “no shows” for a scheduled hearing to determine the merits of an application for a Special Permit; however, on a baking hot August 16 night with the Zoning Board of Appeals populated with two new members, both applicant Bill Bachant and representative Bob Rego of Riverhawk Environmental were front and center.
Making their first appearances on the board were Michael Ward and acting clerk, Jordan Rodrigues. Also seated were Kenneth Pacheco, Gene DesLandes, and acting chairman, Colby Rottler.
Bachant’s Special Permit application, for property located along the Route 6 business corridor, asked the ZBA to allow the construction of a three-unit condominium project. Rego described the residential units as one duplex and one free standing structure that collectively would comprise the three-unit condominium project on one 3.75-acre lot.
Rodrigues asked if the project required a Special Residential District designation with lot sub-divisions and associated regulations. Bachant responded that although one unit would be free-standing and the other a duplex townhouse style structure, the entire project constituted a condominium project with three units on a single parcel.
Bachant was asked if the units would be for rent or sale. He responded, “For sale.”
Rego briefly covered details that were extensively evaluated and received an Order of Conditions from the Conservation Commission at an earlier meeting – issues such as storm water run-off and drainage systems. Asking those questions was Ward who said he had experience as a member of a conservation commission in another town.
Pacheco said that the property in question had been for sale for a long time and he believed the residential project would be an improvement to the area. Other board members discussed the mix of residential and business properties along the Route 6 corridor, thus Bachant’s project was in keeping with the area. The project received a Special Permit.
Also receiving Special Permits were Robert and Jennifer Trudeau, 34 River Road for the construction of an above ground swimming pool, and Donald and Millicent Carlstrom, 102 Fairhaven Road, for the demolition of an existing single-family residence and the construction of a new home on the pre-existing footprint.
The next meeting of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled for September 21 at 6 pm in the town hall conference room.
Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals
By Marilou Newell