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Allenstown to weigh extension for land deal on senior community

  • The entrance to Holiday Acres is seen in Allenstown on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz



Monitor staff
Thursday, September 06, 2018

The Allenstown select board is set to vote Monday on whether to extend the timeline for a land deal that could put a senior housing community behind the Holiday Acres mobile home park and change the makeup of the town’s tax base.

The board originally okayed a purchase and sales agreement for town-owned land behind the park, part of a development proposed last year to build a 55-and-up community with double-wide manufactured homes and garages for each unit, according to Town Administrator Derik Goodine.

The agreement was extended until Aug. 28, Goodine said, and the developer is asking for another extension now that the scope of the project has changed – notably dropping the number of homes from 220 to 100 and reducing the tax dollars generated by the project.

Citing the drop in the number of homes, the developers requested an extension to get their ducks in a row with the town’s planning and zoning boards, according to Goodine. The select board gave the developer until next week to provide information to help members decide on another six-month extension, which the board plans to do Monday night, according to Goodine.

The select board meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday at Town Hall.

(Nick Upton can be reached at 369-3315 or at nupton@cmonitor.com.)