Rockland planners to review Habitat subdivision

By Stephen Betts | Mar 20, 2019
Photo by: Stephen Betts Philbrick Avenue in Rockland.

Rockland — The Rockland Planning Board will review the plans for a 12-lot residential subdivision on Philbrick Avenue.

The meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Rockland City Hall.

The plan for Philbrick Commons has been submitted by Midcoast Habitat for Humanity.

The Rockland City Council gave final approval March 11 to a contract zone with Habitat to allow the project to move ahead. The project still needs the approval of the Planning Board, which last year recommended approval of a contract zone.

The project calls for 12 one- and two-bedroom homes of between 650 and 850 square feet. The road will be paved, sidewalks will be created and there will be green space.

A sewer line will be laid from Camden Street to Philbrick, which is a dead-end street on the west side of Camden Street.

The future homeowners would be people earning 30 to 80 percent of the gross median income for the city of Rockland. They would have to invest 250 to 350 hours working on construction of Habitat homes.

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