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Abbott Street growth stalled, redesigning for single-family properties – Harmony Monitor


Revealed: 10/2/2022 2:31:18 PM

The development of a housing growth on the nook of Abbott Street and Sewalls Falls Street stays on maintain whereas builders work to revamp their plans following the request for extra single-level properties.

Building of the 16 properties was anticipated to start in July however as phrase of the brand new housing growth unfold, developer Scott DeSantis acquired a number of inquiries from potential owners for single-level properties.

“There have been various individuals requesting one-level properties and we weren’t providing them,” DeSantis stated. “We wish to see about providing single household, single ranges as a substitute of all two tales and now we have to get the plans for that to alter gears.”

DeSantis won’t want additional approval from the town to construct single-level properties for the reason that designs will meet the rules that the town already authorized.

Within the meantime, DeSantis is working to complete tasks in each New Hampshire and Massachusetts earlier than beginning development on Abbott Street in October, he stated.

Beginning with the development of two-story properties, DeSantis plans to then construct one-story properties, regardless of their elevated prices. Right now, he doesn’t know the way lots of the 16 properties will likely be one degree.

“We wish to set this up in order that now we have a plan up entrance of what we’ll construct on every lot as a substitute of no matter somebody picks out of a e book,” he continued. “We might a lot quite have the house up earlier than now we have a gross sales settlement on it.”

The 2-story properties are slated to be between 1,800 and a pair of,100 sq. ft with a two-car storage. The one-level properties will likely be scaled again, however will nonetheless embrace the storage. As a result of it prices extra to construct a single-story dwelling, the projected worth of the properties, which have been initially between $499,000 and $550,000, are topic to alter.

“We wish to make them large enough in order that it really works for individuals however they aren’t too costly. We have to discover a joyful medium,” DeSantis stated. “In the event that they’re too large, they’re too costly. In the event that they’re too small, it received’t work for everybody.”

As soon as development begins, DeSantis plans to have the positioning accomplished by the top of 2023, he stated.

The plot of land is greater than 8 acres and was bought to DeSantis in April for $905,000 for growth. When it was purchased, there was a home and a barn on the property. The home has since been demolished and the barn will likely be relocated to northern Massachusetts, DeSantis stated.

The barn is an iconic construction on the property that was first inbuilt Maine within the 1800s earlier than it was moved to Abbott Street in 2022.

“We wished to maintain it in its entirety. We didn’t wish to tear it down,” he continued.


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