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.





PLANNING BOARD MEETING — WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2021 AT 4 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 the Zoom webinar. The webinar can be accessed and joined by going to the website https://zoom.us and clicking the “Join a Meeting” button. When prompted, enter the meeting ID (832 5609 1398) followed by the passcode (574391). You will be prompted to enter your name and email address. To join by phone, dial (301) 715-8592 and enter the numbers listed above when prompted. The webinar can also be accessed and joined by clicking on this direct link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83256091398?pwd=aUFxTjMvUTQ1TnNYVWNsbWhaZmpVUT09.

The agenda for the meeting, and related materials, may be accessed here.


                                                                                                                                                          


(RESCHEDULED) VIRTUAL NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS

Virtual neighborhood meetings (via Zoom webinar) were held Friday, March 12, 2021 at the following times for the following projects:
  • 12 noon: Harbor Lights (SD-2021-01)
  • 1 PM: Jones Marsh (PUD-2021-01)

                                                                                                                                                       


PLANNING BOARD MEETING — WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2021 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 the Zoom webinar. The webinar can be accessed and joined by going to the website https://zoom.us and clicking the “Join a Meeting” button. When prompted, enter the meeting ID (860 2399 8429) followed by the passcode (414398). You will be prompted to enter your name and email address. To join by phone, dial (301) 715-8592 and enter the numbers listed above when prompted. The webinar can also be accessed and joined by clicking on this direct link: https://us02web.zoom.us/s/86023998429?pwd=aDd0WkRMWE9WMFRTYTlCdmNHV3N5UT09

4. Following standard Planning Board practice, speakers will be asked to identify themselves at the beginning of their comments and limit themselves to three minutes.


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. February 3, 2021

VI. REGULAR BUSINESS

a. Recommendation of the Planning Board, to be posted on the warrant for the Town Meeting of the Town of Bar Harbor on June 8, 2021, to adopt or reject a Land Use Ordinance Amendment, dated December 16, 2020 and entitled “Signage”

b. Subdivision Plan Compliance 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 two, three-story buildings providing a total of 24 units (in a combination of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom configurations). The project will utilize town water and sewer.



VII. OTHER BUSINESS

VIII. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA

IX. REVIEW OF PENDING PLANNING BOARD PROJECTS

a. SD-2021-01 — Harbor Lights
b. PUD-2021-01 — Jones Marsh

X. ADJOURNMENT


Workshop Agenda — Wednesday, March 3, 2021
(immediately following end of 4 PM meeting)


I. Accessory Dwelling Units (continuation of discussion from Feb. 3, 2021 meeting)

II. Discussion on rooftop parking
(request of Planning Board chairman)





                                                                                                                      

PLANNING BOARD MEETING — WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2021
This meeting was broadcast live on Spectrum channel 7 (in Bar Harbor) and streamed online at https://townhallstreams.com/towns/bar_harbor_me. It is also archived on that website for later viewing after the meeting.

V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a. January 6, 2021

VI. REGULAR BUSINESS
a.
Discussion on density


b. Subdivision Plan Compliance Review/Public Hearing 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 two, three-story buildings providing a total of 24 units (in a combination of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom configurations). The project will utilize town water and sewer.

c. Sketch Plan Review for PUD-2021-01 — Jones Marsh Affordable Housing Development
Project Location: Tax Map 212, Lot 43-1 off of State Route 3 and encompassing a total of 30 acres according to town tax records. The subject land is the Town Hill Residential and Town Hill Rural districts.
Applicant/Owner: Island Housing Trust
Application: The applicant proposes to subdivide a 30-acre property into nine lots (8 buildable for residential use, 1 remainder). Six of the buildable lots would have single-family homes and two of the buildable lots would have two-family homes, for a total of 10 dwelling units.

d. Sketch Plan Review for SD-2021-01 — Harbor Lights
Project Location: 18 Hamor Lane (Tax Map 216, Lot 50), encompassing a total of 58.97 acres according to town tax records. The subject land is in the following districts: Shoreland Limited Residential, Hulls Cove Residential Corridor, Hulls Cove Rural, Resource Protection and Ireson Hill Residential. The proposed development would be located on a portion of the lot in the Shoreland Limited Residential, Hulls Cove Residential Corridor and Hulls Cove Rural districts.
Applicant/Owner: Christopher Maller Revocable Trust, Christopher Maller trustee
Application: The applicant proposes to construct a total of 40 dwelling units (two single-family homes, 15 two-family homes and two, four-unit buildings) on public sewer and public water.

VII. OTHER BUSINESS
a. Update on Town Council action on vacation rentals


                                                                                                                                                                                                                        



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.
Most Recent AgendaView All Packets and Minutes

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


 Schedule for applications and meetings:

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