Rudy’s of the Cape, a restaurant and diner at 517 Ocean House Road in Cape Elizabeth, may become an 80-seat restaurant.

Cape Elizabeth Town Planner Maureen O’Meara said the town planning board reviewed a plan for new construction on the lot at a recent workshop meeting. The plan calls for a new building on the north end of the roughly 1.8-acre lot, and a parking lot on the south end.

O’Meara said the existing building would be demolished after the new construction is complete, meaning the restaurant could remain open in the meantime.

She said a formal plan has not yet been submitted to the planning board, but expects to receive it by the end of the month. If that happens, O’Meara said the plan will be available for public review in early October and will be reviewed by the planning board at an Oct. 18 meeting.

The property was purchased from former owner Mary Page on July 8 for $349,000. The buyer was Paul Woods of a company called 517 Ocean House LLC, said the planning office.

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