Sunday, December 26, 2010

Waterfront zoning changes approved

Long sought after changes to the piers will allow more non-marine uses. Press Herald:
"The zoning adopted by the City Council this week will relax restrictions in the central waterfront zone. Pier owners negotiated the changes with fishermen over several months. The proposal was reviewed by the Planning Board and the council's Community Development Committee.

Steve DiMillo, whose family owns Long Wharf, said the changes will give pier owners more income to pay for expensive maintenance and dredging because non-marine tenants pay higher rents.

'Our goal was to allow property owners to see increased rents for their property, which will allow us to keep up with our infrastructure,' DiMillo said."