Union board approves bus garage
Union — Two citizens were in attendance at a public hearing July 10 regarding proposed renovations to an existing building at 1924 Heald Highway in Union.
The Planning Board voted 5-0 to approve the project.
The building will become a commercial complex and bus garage.
"There will be some minor inside work needed to establish work spaces, but it is
premature to determining who will do the work and to what extent," according to Code Enforcement Officer Grant Watmough.
According to Watmough, the existing building is about 6,800 square feet, and the estimated cost to renovate will be approximately $50,000.
The commercial complex will be used for bus maintenance and repair, bus parking, Luce Transportation offices, continue to rent existing parts, parking for commercial trucks, auto sales, some retail sales, and auto detail shop/auto body.
Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.
Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.
Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.
Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 14.