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Proposed walkway at Andy’s Way continues moving forward

The proposed construction for a new public shoreline access walkway at Andy’s Way (Plat 3, Lot 155) was brought forth again to the Planning Board on Wednesday, Jan. 13 with the Town of New Shoreham seeking the request of a waiver from Development Plan Review. The application, submitted by the town, was previously discussed at the Wednesday, Dec. 9 meeting, with the board granting an approval to send a favorable advisory to the Zoning Board for the application.
Town Manager Maryanne Crawford read out loud a letter, dated Monday, Jan. 4, to the Planning Board for a waiver of Development Plan Review:
“We respectfully request the waiver from Development Plan Review as the proposed shoreline access walkway at Andy’s Way is not a development involving a change of use to a structure, does not require an increase in parking and is not a new commercial use.
“The proposed walkway will not adversely affect drainage, pedestrian or vehicular circulation, the relationship of buildings to each other in the neighborhood or landscaping. No exterior lighting is proposed and no additional site improvements are proposed.”
Chair Margie Comings made a motion to grant the waiver for the Development Plan Review, with

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