BRUNSWICK

More housing could be coming to the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.

The planning board will hold a hearing and vote on plans for a new subdivision at Brunswick Landing on Oct. 3.

The board will review a plan to build multi-family units in an area originally built for Navy housing when the base was active.

There are four housing areas on a 120-acre parcel. Included in those neighborhoods are about 35 acres of undeveloped land eyed for development, according to the plans submitted to the town. A mix of four-unit buildings, duplexes and ranch-style homes would be constructed on the site.

The property was purchased in June by two limited liability companies headquartered in Delaware. Brunswick Landing Venture and Patriot Brunswick Holdings purchased the properties from developer George Schott’s Midcoast Affordable Housing.

There were 407 homes in Brunswick and Topsham included in the sale.

The purchase price is unknown, but a loan in the amount of $32.9 million was recorded in Cumberland County deed records.

Curt Neufeld of Sitelines PA — a civil engineering and land surveying firm — said the subdivision plan establishes new lots around existing housing areas: Mariner Landing, Brunswick Gardens, Midway Terrace and Woodland Village.

A future plan may include the development of 100 to 150 new homes.

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority would review design guidelines proposed by the owners. The housing would be built to meet demand in the area, with the idea to build 40 units to test the market before constructing the remaining houses.

“It will be a graduated approach,” Neufeld said at a previous planning board workshop.

Falmouth resident and local investor Chris Rhoades of Helios Services noted in July that the Brunswick Topsham properties were an attractive prospect because of the location’s proximity to Portland, Augusta, and the Lewiston and Auburn area. He also cited lack of housing in the area, adding there is a waitlist of people hoping to rent the properties. Additionally, Rhoades said MRRA has created a lot of employment in the area that has increased the demand for local housing.

Property purchase

THE PROPERTY was purchased in June by two limited liability companies headquartered in Delaware. Brunswick Landing Venture and Patriot Brunswick Holdings purchased the properties from developer George Schott’s Midcoast Affordable Housing.

THERE WERE 407 homes in Brunswick and Topsham included in the sale.



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