Manufacturers hoping to locate on New County Road in Rockland have been given the green light.

The Rockland City Council voted unanimously on Feb. 10 to give final approval to the zone change.

City officials acknowledged a few months ago that they have had discussions with potential developers interested in locating on New County Road but have not identified those parties at the developers’ requests.

The ordinance amendment will allow manufacturing on parcels that front New County Road. Interior boat storage and repair will also be allowed on the New County Road parcels.

There are two commercial properties that abut each other on New County Road, including the former Bonnar-Vawter property. That property at 20 New County Road is owned by Restoration Associates II and consists of nearly five acres and a 57,000-square-foot building. Adjacent to that property are five acres with a nearly 60,000-square-foot building owned by Lewis Family Properties Partnership Ltd. That property had housed Lewis Marine.

“This allows these buildings to be used for what they were designed for,” said Councilor Eric Hebert.

Manufacturing will be allowed through a conditional use process. That process requires a review by the Rockland Planning Board. The zone change also will allow craftsman’s offices and health and fitness facilities in Commercial 1 zones.