THOMASTON – The Thomaston Planning Board approved Tuesday, Dec. 20 the final site plan for the development at 200 New County Road, which includes a Starbucks with a drive-thru and a Jersey Mike’s sandwich shop.

The plan also includes a crosswalk by the Mattress Firm at the southwest corner of the Walmart intersection. The crosswalk will connect to the existing sidewalk and include a push button and flashing lights.

Jake Modestow of Stonefield Engineering and Design presented the final site plan to the Planning Board on behalf of Thomaston Retail Management, the limited liability company purchasing the land and building the development.

This was the third meeting with the Planning Board for this project.

The initial plans were approved June 21.

The second phase of the plans were approved Nov. 15 by the Planning Board.

The proposed development, between Applebee’s and Dunkin’ on New County Road, has space for three shops.

The Starbucks, which will include a drive-thru and a 490-square-foot outside fenced-in patio area, will occupy 2,466 square feet.

Jersey Mike’s will occupy the middle space, which is 1,600 square feet.

The final retail space is 4,000 square feet. Modestow said there is not a tenant for that space yet.

Planning Board Chair Joanne Richards said she and Modestow met with the Maine Department of Transportation Monday, Dec. 19 to discuss how this development would affect traffic flow along Route One and the installation of the crosswalk.

Richards said MDOT had no issues with the development plan, and the increase in traffic should be minimal.

Modestow said Starbucks would continue to work with MDOT.

The cost to install the lights and paint the crosswalk will be covered by the developer.

Richards said she was pleased to see the plan met all town requirements and reminded Modestow that approval from Code Enforcement Officer Rene Dorr would be needed to put up any signs on the building or the land.

The next steps for the development was acquiring building permits from Dorr, Richards said, and the involvement of the Planning Board in the project was over.

“The next steps are on Thomaston Retail Management,” Richards said.

A recording of the meeting can be viewed at townhallstreams.com/towns/thomaston_me.

A site rendering of the development plan for 200 New County Road in Thomaston. Image courtesy of Jake Modestow and Stonefield Engineering and Design

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