ROCKLAND — A slightly scaled-back senior housing project is set for a formal public hearing and final vote on Aug. 16.

The Rockland Planning Board reviewed for about 90 minutes on Tuesday Aug. 2, the proposed 49-unit Peasley Park development on Maverick Street. At the previous meeting, the Board had asked for more information on pedestrian access, stormwater management, and landscaping.

By the end of the meeting, the Board appeared satisfied with the additional information provided by Kevin Bunker of Developers Collaborative Predevelopment LLC.

The plan reviewed on Aug. 2, consists of four fewer apartments, down from 53 units. Bunker said the building, with a footprint of about 17,000 square feet, will be slightly further away from the North Main Street homes that abut the new residential project.

The Planning Board toured the site at 118 Maverick Street earlier in the day.

There was considerable discussion on pedestrian safety at the intersection of Maverick and Birch streets. A sidewalk will be built from the entrance of the development to the intersection. The engineer for the developer has recommended a crosswalk that crosses on Maverick Street on the west side of Birch Street. The other option would be one that crosses Birch Street.

The Maine Department of Transportation will review the options and a recommendation is expected by the Aug. 16 meeting at which a formal public hearing and final vote are expected.

The stormwater management plan for the project will be able to handle the 100-year storm, the developer said.

The estimated cost of the development is $10-$13 million and will take 12-14 months to complete following approval.

The Rockland City Council unanimously approved on Monday evening, Aug. 1, creating a tax district where the senior housing project will be built.

Photo by Stephen Betts

The application for the Rockland Senior Housing project at 118 Maverick St. in Rockland includes this photo of a similar project — the River Landing in Topsham.