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[UPDATE] Historic Keeler Property to be Redeveloped

The Town Center Historic District will see a dramatic change in the next year. Approval allows renovations and new construction on the 2.4-acre property.

The development application for the Keeler Stove Shop parcel on South Main Street easily received approval Monday from the Planning and Zoning Commission. The commission began hearing the application in July and held three public hearings on the proposal.

Developer Paul Bowman said he would begin work this month to get the Keeler House more secure for winter. "We can work on the clapboard and painting and button it up for winter," he said.

"We're running out of time with the weather, we want to get a primer on," Bowman added.

The approved plan calls for renovations to the historic George Keeler House, rebuilding of the demolished Keeler Stove Shop and construction of six townhouses, and two office and retail buildings.

"It fits with the character within the town center," said PZC Chairman Sean Strollo.

The long-neglected stove shop was demolished in the spring after winter storms caused the roof to collapse.

The new development will be called Old Towne Commons.

Joey Jones September 19, 2011 at 06:29 PM
I think this is long overdo and confident that Mr Bowman will do it right, adding another asset to our town. I'm still puzzled over the demise of the north end project though.

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