Planning Board


IMPORTANT NOTICE RELATED TO COVID-19:



Staff is working with applicants to continue moving projects forward within the parameters of town ordinance and state statute, using Zoom to conduct meetings. Anyone with questions about a pending or planned project is encouraged to contact Planning Director Michele Gagnon by emailing planner@barharbormaine.gov for more information.




*** WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2020 AT 4:00 PM ***

IMPORTANT NOTICE — THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY

1. As the town and/or the state declaration(s) of emergency due to COVID-19 remain in effect, the meeting will be held remotely via the online video meeting platform Zoom, instead of in person at the Municipal Building.

2. This meeting will be broadcast live on Spectrum channel 7 (in Bar Harbor) and streamed online at https://townhallstreams.com/towns/bar_harbor_me. It will also be archived on the website for later viewing after the meeting.

3. Members of the public are welcome to take part in the meeting via a conference call. To make a comment or ask a question on an agenda item during the meeting, call (207) 288-1710 when the item comes up and when prompted enter passcode 0122856
followed by the # sign
. The line will be muted until the meeting is open to comments and questions, at which time a staff member will come on the line and announce that comments and questions will be accepted. Anyone wishing to speak must stay on the line until that time in order to be heard. Only a certain number of callers can be on the line simultaneously, so in the event the line is busy, please keep trying until you get through. There will be sufficient time provided for all interested people to get on the line and comment or ask a question.

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

III. EXCUSED ABSENCES


IV. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
The Planning Board allows up to 15 minutes of public comment on any subject not on the agenda and not a pending application before the board, with a maximum of three minutes per person.

V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a. October 28, 2020

VI. REGULAR BUSINESS
a. Subdivision Sketch Plan Review for SD-2020-05 — JAX Route 3 Housing
Project Location: Tax Map 115, Lot 21 off Main Street/Route 3 and encompassing a total of ±35.76 acres, according to town tax records. The subject land is in the Scientific Research for Eleemosynary Purposes district.
Applicant/Owner
: The Jackson Laboratory (JAX)
Application: The applicant proposes a residential development to be used exclusively by JAX employees. The project will be accessed via Woodlands Lane. It will consist of one or two, three-story building(s) providing 24 to 30, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units. The project will utilize town water and sewer.


b. Completeness and Public Hearing/Compliance Review for SP-2020-05 — BaseCamp Guesthouses, LLC
Project Location: 2 Bogue Chitto Lane; Tax Map 224, Lot 8-1, totaling 0.53± acres of land in the Hulls Cove Business zoning district.
Owner/Applicant: BaseCamp Guesthouses, LLC (Taylor Massey, manager — 52 Alder Street, Suite 1, Portland, ME 04101)
Application: To construct a two-building complex containing six TA-2 units for year-round use.

VII. OTHER BUSINESS
a. Review proposed amendments to Chapter 31 (Boards, Committees and Commissions), Article IX (Planning Board) and make decision to send to Town Council for review.
b. Update on, and consideration of scheduling public hearing for, proposed LUO amendments relating to signage

VIII. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA

IX. REVIEW OF PENDING PLANNING BOARD PROJECTS

X. ADJOURNMENT




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

PLANNING BOARD MEETING — WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2020

Please note, this meeting was held remotely and broadcast via Town Hall Streams and Spectrum channel 7. It can be viewed on the Town Hall Streams website: https://townhallstreams.com/towns/bar_harbor_me.

V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
       a. September 30, 2020

VI. REGULAR BUSINESS
a. Public Hearing/Compliance Review for SP-2020-04 (formerly SD-2019-05) — The Crossing at Town Hill
Project Location: 1338 State Highway 102; Tax Map 227, Lot 16, totaling 2.0± acres of land in the Town Hill Business zoning district.
Owners/Applicants: Paul and Jane Weathersby
Application: To develop a single, new structure containing eight TA-2 units and to additionally convert two dwelling units in a separate, existing building on the property (“the Barn”) into two TA-2 units. The total number of TA-2 units on the property would be 10.


b. Completeness Review for SP-2020-05 — BaseCamp Guesthouses, LLC
Project Location: 2 Bogue Chitto Lane; Tax Map 224, Lot 8-1, totaling 0.53± acres of land in the Hulls Cove Business zoning district.
Owner/Applicant: BaseCamp Guesthouses, LLC (Taylor Massey, manager — 52 Alder Street, Suite 1, Portland, ME 04101)
Application: To construct a two-building complex containing six TA-2 units for year-round use.


VII. OTHER BUSINESS
a. 2021/early 2022 Planning Board calendar (meeting schedule)
b. Briefing on possible Land Use Ordinance changes, RE: lighting definitions and replacement signs

VIII. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA


IX. REVIEW OF PENDING PLANNING BOARD PROJECTS

X. ADJOURNMENT




                                                                                                                                                                                      

PLANNING BOARD MEETING — WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2020


Please note, this meeting was held remotely and broadcast via Town Hall Streams and Spectrum channel 7. It can be viewed on the Town Hall Streams website: https://townhallstreams.com/towns/bar_harbor_me.

V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
a. September 2, 2020

  • Draft minutes

VI. REGULAR BUSINESS
a. Completeness Review for SP-2020-04 (formerly SD-2019-05) — The Crossing at Townhill
Project Location: 1338 State Highway 102; Tax Map 227, Lot 16, totaling 2.0± acres of land in the Town Hill Business zoning district.
Owners/Applicants: Paul and Jane Weathersby
Application: To develop a single, new structure containing eight TA-2 units and to additionally convert two dwelling units in a separate, existing building on the property (“the Barn”) into two TA-2 units. The total number of TA-2 units on the property would be 10.

VII. OTHER BUSINESS
a. Chapter 31 (Boards, Committees and Commissions), Article IX (Planning Board)

b. Planning Board Rules of Procedure

VIII. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA

IX. REVIEW OF PENDING PLANNING BOARD PROJECTS


X. ADJOURNMENT



Workshop Agenda
Bar Harbor Planning Board
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — immediately after 4 PM meeting


IMPORTANT NOTICE — THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD REMOTELY

Note: The Sept. 30 meeting will be followed immediately by a workshop focused on density requirements and regulations in the town’s Land Use Ordinance, a continuation of a discussion that began at a workshop held immediately after the board’s most recent regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept 2.

No action will be taken during the workshop session, only discussion.

I. Discussion on density requirements and regulations in the town’s Land Use Ordinance



                                                                                                                                                                                                                          



PLANNING BOARD MEETING — WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2020 AT 4:00 PM


Please note, this meeting was held remotely and broadcast via Town Hall Streams and Spectrum channel 1303. It can be viewed on the Town Hall Streams website: https://townhallstreams.com/towns/bar_harbor_me.


VII. REGULAR BUSINESS


(Please note: Agenda Item VII. a. was withdrawn by the applicant on July 27, 2020)


a. Completeness Review for SD-2019-05 —The Crossing at Townhill Subdivision/Site Plan

Project Location: 1338 State Highway 102; Tax Map 227, Lot 16, totaling 2.0± acres of land in the Town Hill Business zoning district.

Owners/Applicants: Paul and Jane Weathersby

Application: To construct a single structure to contain eight TA-2 units and two year-round dwelling units. This new building would be the third residential building on the subject parcel.


b. Completeness Review PUD-2020-02 -Subdivision/Planned Unit Development (Outlying Area)—Schooner Head Housing

Project Location: Tax Map 253, Lots 10 and 11 on Schooner Head Road; encompassing a total of ±40.24 acres, according to town tax records. The subject land is all in the Village Residential zoning district.

Applicant/Owner: The Jackson Laboratory

Application: The applicant proposes a multi-family residential subdivision on Schooner Head Road. The first phase is the construction of 44units in one three-story and four two-story buildings. The project will include peripheral parking areas, internal walkways and communal green space. The project will connect to the town water system and use an on-site private septic system.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      



Meetings

  • 1st Wednesday of each month at 4 PM in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building (93 Cottage Street)

Agendas, Packets, and Minutes


  • Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
  • To view an agenda, click on the Calendar and select the meeting by date.
  • Minutes are available following approval and signing.
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Governing

Documents


Members


  • Tom St. Germain, Chair
    Term expires 2022
  • Joseph Cough, Vice Chair
    Term expires 2023
  • Erica Brooks, Secretary
    Term expires 2021

  • Millard Dority
    Term expires 2023

  • Basil Eleftheriou Jr.
    Term expires 2021

Contact the Planning Board via email


  planningboard@barharbormaine.gov

Please note: Sending an email to this address will go to all members of the Planning Board, as well as town staff. If it relates to a particular project, that email will also be provided to the applicant.

Contact information for individual Planning Board members is not provided, as anything sent to individual member(s) of the board and not all parties involved in a particular project would constitute ex parte communication.


Applications


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