Gorham condo project gets preliminary approval

 

GORHAM — The Planning Board Monday unanimously granted preliminary approval for a request by Design Dwellings, Inc., to construct 22 condominium units and one commercial unit on Main Street in Gorham Village.

The project on 5.3 acres is located diagonally opposite Main Street from Cumberland Farms.

The project will be accessed by a driveway into the property. Planners have called for a meeting about traffic with a town engineer, Maine Department of Transportation officials, Town Planner Carol Eyerman, Design Dwellings engineer Andrew Morrell and Susan Duchaine, president of Design Dwellings.

The issue appears to be design of the entrance and exit onto Main Street. At the request of the Planning Board, Duchaine previously had hired a traffic engineer who recommended a right-turn-only exit from the driveway onto the street. In Monday’s Planning Board meeting,
Duchaine told planners the Department of Transportation doesn’t have a concern with it.

Duchaine also is

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