A proposal by Vanessa Knause to open a dance studio near Simonton Corners in Rockport has been withdrawn.

Last month the Planning Board conducted a pre-application review of a proposal by Knause to relocate Studio RED to the property from its current site in Rockland. On June 27 Knause explained to the board her plans to adapt the building and its property to accommodate the needs of the school.

"We're looking to purchase the building at 121 Park St. It is currently zoned as a tradesman shop and has a two-bedroom apartment which I would build-out so I could live there. We're looking to add parking to the site as well," said Knause.

Knause has been operating Studio RED for the past 10 years, teaching students of all ages. She said that the typical size of her classes is between 10 and 25 students. She expected that between 60 and 70 people would be at the new facility over the course of a typical day, and most classes would run during after-school hours, between 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Board member Warren Erickson asked Knause how she planned to accommodate parking needs and Knause was joined by Scott Stackpole of S&S Excavators. Stackpole said that the current driveway could be widened and two separate parking areas would be added for a total of 24 parking spaces.

121 Park St. is located at the intersection of Main Street and Park Street. Constructed in 2014, the building is approximately 6,500 square feet in size and set on one acre. It is listed on Coldwell Banker's website for $450,000.