A 10,800-square-foot Redlon & Johnson plumbing and heating supply business with a showroom and warehouse has been proposed on New County Road (Route 1) across from the site of the entrance for the planned new Walmart.

If approved by the town planning board, the building will be built on the hill behind the former site of the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles with a long driveway going down the hill to enter onto Route 1, according to the site plan review application filed with the town of Thomaston code office. The project is expected to cost $850,000 to construct.

The building is being proposed by Rockland Downtown, with Carl Youngman of Newton, Mass., named as the owner.

The project is expected to take between six and 12 months to complete, according to the application.

Youngman has hired Gartley & Dorsky Engineering of Camden for the project. In a letter to Code Enforcement Officer Peter Surek, William Gartley has asked to be on the agenda for the Jan. 17 planning board meeting for a pre-application hearing. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the town office.

Editor’s note: This story previously stated inaccurately that this building would serve as a different kind of business. It was a reporting error.