Damariscotta planning board approves 102-bed nursing facility

After some discussion, the Damariscotta Planning Board approved plans for a 102-bed nursing facility on Piper Mill Road on Tuesday.

One more condition was added to ensure the applicant, Clippership Landing LLC, installs a denser buffer area with evergreen trees along its border with School Street and another abutting property.

Planning board member Jenny Begin expressed concerns about the size of the project as a 74,500-square-foot building and that she didn’t think it fit with the rural character of the neighborhood. She said there are standards in town ordinance that restrict senior housing to no more than 45 units.

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