A three-story mixed-use building that fits the ideals of the Falmouth Planning Board is slated for development along East Main Street, described by neighboring residents as delightful, impressive and “a breath of fresh air.”
Project developer Mark R. Bogosian, owner of Longfellow Design and Build, proposed the project under Bogosian Development LLC and gave a presentation before the planning board in April.
The mixed-use building would be at 587 Main Street on the corner of Nye Road, with an associated parking lot at 17 and 19 Nye Road. It would include three commercial spaces on the ground floor of the building, and three two-bedroom apartments on the second and third floors of the building.
Although a tenant has not been selected yet, Mr. Bogosian hopes to have a restaurant rent the largest commercial space. That restaurant could have a maximum of 22 seats on-site.
The project would cover 29,600 square feet between the three properties. In order to accommodate traffic concerns on Nye Road, exiting traffic from the proposed restaurant onto Nye Road would be required to make a left-hand turn onto Main Street.
Project attorney Kevin P. Klauer noted that before submitting plans to the board, Mr. Bogosian reached out to abutters and made an effort to “honor their concerns.”
“We believe this provides a substantial benefit to the area and the town,” Mr. Klauer said.
A portion of the site sits within the town’s business redevelopment zone, where the planning board hopes to see an increase in the number of mixed-use buildings that sit closer to the streetscape. These features are meant to create an attractive extension of the Main Street corridor.
The project was met with praise from planning board members.
“You’re correct in saying this is in line with long-range plans; it’s kind of like what we’d want to see…