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Letter: “Plowing forward,” on Chester Main Street Project Puts Businesses at Risk

As a commercial property owner, concerned for the downtown and its merchants, I write to express my ever growing concern that the Main Street project is “plowing forward” to be completed this year in spite of the mountain of uncertainties. To move ahead without detailed plans for all possible uncertainties is irresponsible. It risks intolerable… Keep Reading

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Delayed Main Street Construction Raises Concerns in Chester, Merchants to Remain Open for Business

CHESTER — While bids are due on March 2 for the downtown area of the Main Street Project, delays have contributed an uncertain construction schedule that has left business owners and residents unable to plan ahead for spring and summer.  “Our merchants and property owners downtown are very nervous, understandably so. This is going to… Keep Reading

Posted on in Chester/Topic: Housing

Wetlands Approval Poses Dilemma for Chester Housing Developer

CHESTER — At its meeting on Monday, the Inland Wetlands Commission said the developer of Falcon Crest, a proposed 55-and-older residential complex at 88 Winthrop Road, will need to obtain a subdivision permit from the town before the commission will proceed with its recommendation on the project. If the town grants the subdivision permit, then… Keep Reading

Posted on in Chester/Planning

Economic Development Commission Looks to Improve Approval Process in Chester

CHESTER — The Economic Development Commission is pursuing the formation of a “New Applications Group” that would provide businesses and developers with a pre-application process for vetting ideas and plans prior to submitting a formal application.  “It is a best practice among communities that do economic development well,” said Patricia Bandzes, EDC member. “In Portland… Keep Reading

Posted on in Chester/Topic: Housing

Developer Proposes 60-100 Condominium Project in Chester

CHESTER — A developer presented preliminary plans for Falcon Crest — a substantial development for residents ages 55 and over, to the Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday night. The project, which is in the conceptual stage, is designed for between 60 and 100 condominiums in buildings of 10 units each on a 34-acre triangular-shaped site… Keep Reading

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