Welcome to this comprehensive guide on the April 20th, 2023 Planning Board meeting in the Town of Newfields, New Hampshire. In this article, we will provide a detailed summary of the meeting, including key points and discussions. We will also discuss the various applications and requests brought forward during the meeting.
Approval of Minutes and Determination of Completeness
The meeting commenced with the approval of previous minutes and the determination of completeness for several applications. Mr. Mohana was absent, and Mr. Simonis sat in his place for the evening. Vice Chairman Clark arrived slightly late due to a family engagement but was expected to attend the meeting later.
Preliminary Final Subdivision Rule Request by Tucker Realty Corporation
The first item on the agenda was the preliminary final subdivision rule request by Tucker Realty Corporation. Frederick J. Bailey III and Joyce Nelson, owners of Tucker Realty Corporation, submitted an application for a lot line relocation plan. The applicant requested approval for this subdivision rule. The board reviewed the request and accepted the application as complete.
Subdivision Approval Request by Aviation Avenue Group LLC
Next, the Aviation Avenue Group LLC submitted an application for subdivision approval. The property, located at 80 Rochester Avenue (also known as 100 New Hampshire Avenue), required approval from the planning board. After reviewing the request, the board accepted this application as complete as well.
Site Plan Approvals by Tucker Realty Corporation and Aviation Avenue Group LLC
The planning board then shifted its focus to site plan approvals. Tucker Realty Corporation, represented by Frederick J. Bailey III and Joyce Nelson, requested approval for property at 212 Woodbury Avenue. Additionally, the Aviation Avenue Group LLC applied for site plan approval for property at 80 Rochester Avenue (also known as 100 New Hampshire Avenue). Both requests were deemed complete by the board.
Request for Postponement by Nicole J. Gusto and David Sinclair
Nicole J. Gusto and David Sinclair requested site plan approval for a new detached structure on their property at 765 Middle Street. However, they requested a postponement of their application. The board discussed this request and agreed to postpone it until the next meeting.
Conditional Use Permit Requests by Frederick J. Bailey III and Joyce Nelson
Frederick J. Bailey III and Joyce Nelson submitted multiple applications for conditional use permits. These applications included a noise overlay conditional use permit. The board motioned to discuss and vote on these requests separately. The applications were categorized into three parts: Subdivision Approval (3A), Site Plan Approval (3C), and Conditional Use Permit (4A).
Luminary and Final Subdivision Approval Request by Tucker Realty Corporation
The Luminary and Final Subdivision Approval Request by Tucker Realty Corporation for their properties at 212, 214, and 216 Woodbury Avenue was the first application discussed in detail. The plan involved a lot line relocation to create three new lots. Proposed lot one would consist of 60,025 square feet, lot two would be 12,477 square feet, and lot three would be 7,917 square feet. No changes to street runners were proposed. The property fell under the General Residence A district.
Application Presentation by Joe Coronadi of Jones and Beach Engineers
Joe Coronadi, representing Jones and Beach Engineers, presented the application to the board. The property comprised three different lots and three existing houses. One of the houses, located at 212 Woodbury Avenue, would be removed to accommodate the new development. The plan involved creating a total of eight dwelling units, including two duplexes and four single-family homes. The proposed development adhered to low impact design principles, including rain gardens, permeable pavers, and infiltration beds.
Grading, Drainage, Sewer, Water, and Landscaping Plans
Coronadi elaborated on the site’s grading, drainage, sewer, water, and landscaping plans. The site included multiple low impact design features, aiming to minimize environmental impact and manage stormwater effectively. The development proposed a new sidewalk connecting Boyd Road to Woodbury Avenue, promoting pedestrian accessibility. Additionally, the landscaping plan prioritized the preservation of existing trees and the inclusion of new plantings to enhance the visual appeal of the property.
Lighting and Other Details
The lighting plan for the development focused on providing adequate lighting in front of each garage without the need for street lights. The plan also included visitor parking spaces and a truck turnaround area. The site’s sewer and water connections were strategically planned for optimal functionality.
The April 20th, 2023 Planning Board meeting in the Town of Newfields, New Hampshire, addressed various applications and requests. Tucker Realty Corporation and Aviation Avenue Group LLC, among others, sought approval for subdivision and site plans. The board discussed each application in detail, considering factors such as lot line relocation, low impact design, stormwater management, and landscaping. Overall, the meeting provided valuable insights into the planning and approval processes in the Town of Newfields, NH.