Greenhouse business, proposed subdivision in Rockport – By Daniel Dunkle – Rockland – Camden – Knox – Courier-Gazette


By Daniel Dunkle | March 26, 2021

Rockport – Planning Council discussed on March 25 a three-lot subdivision near Old County Road and a new greenhouse and retail operation on the border with Rockland.

Plants Unlimited owner Hammon Buck has purchased three plots of land near Ocean State Job Lots on which he plans to develop a greenhouse and plant retail operation. Part of the retail space would be in the existing house on the property, which was built by the Black brothers for use as an office and then turned into residential use. He plans to build a 19-by-54-foot greenhouse and a 16-by-32-foot commercial building, in addition to maintaining and using the existing house.

Will Gartley of Gartley & Dorsky Enigneering and Surveying, who pre-applied for the project, said use of the house would revert to commercial use.

This project is separate from the existing Plants Unlimited site.

Gartley said he hoped to bring the project back to the board for the April 22 meeting. The Planning Council will conduct a site visit to the property at some point.

Council is also considering the three lot subdivision proposed by Mr. Richardson at Terrier Circle, which is located off Wellington Drive towards Old County Road. The project is adjacent to another subdivision.

Council has scheduled an on-site march for this property on April 8 with a rain date on April 15 and a public hearing on April 22 at 5:30 p.m.

The board postponed certain items on its agenda due to lack of quorum and took no votes.

Subdivision project in three lots.
(Source: Mark Ingraham)

The subdivision proposed in three lots.
(Source: Mark Ingraham)


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