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Greenhouse business, subdivision proposed in Rockport

By Daniel Dunkle | Mar 26, 2021
Source: Gartley & Dorsky This drawing shows the proposed greenhouse and retail operation for Route 1. The existing house is at the top and the proposed new buildings are shown below.

Rockport — The Planning Board discussed March 25 a three-lot subdivision near Old County Road and a new greenhouse and retail operation on the border with Rockland.

Plants Unlimited owner Hammon Buck has purchased three parcels of land near Ocean State Job Lots on which he plans to develop a greenhouse and retail operation selling plants. Part of the retail space would be in the existing house on the property, which was built by the Black brothers for use as an office and later was changed to a residential use. He plans to build a 19-by-54-foot greenhouse and a 16-by-32-foot retail building, in addition to maintaining and using the existing house.

Will Gartley of Gartley & Dorsky Enigneering and Surveying, who presented the pre-application for the project, said it would be changing the use of the house back to commercial.

This project is separate location-wise from the existing Plants Unlimited.

Gartley said he hopes to bring the project back to the board for the April 22 meeting. The Planning Board will conduct a site walk of the property at some point.

The board is also considering M. Richardson’s proposed three-lot subdivision at Terrier Circle, which is off Wellington Drive, branching off Old County Road. The project is adjacent to another subdivision.

The board has scheduled a site walk for that property April 8 with a rain date of April 15 and a public hearing on April 22 at 5:30 p.m.

The board postponed some items on its agenda for lack of a quorum, and did not take any votes.

Proposed three-lot subdivision. (Source: Mark Ingraham)
The proposed three-lot subdivision. (Source: Mark Ingraham)
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Comments (1)
Posted by: Michael Mullins | Mar 28, 2021 09:38

A welcome addition!  Glad to hear of the new opening.

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