Zoning Board holds public hearing for Andy’s Way project

The application for a new public shoreline access walkway at Andy’s Way (Plat 3, Lot 155) was on the Zoning Board’s agenda on Wednesday, Jan. 27 for a public hearing. The ongoing application, submitted by the Town of New Shoreham, is seeking a special use permit, as is customary, and a variance for the construction. No final decision was made at the hearing.
Previously, the application was discussed at the Jan. 13 Planning Board meeting, and was granted the approval of a waiver from Development Plan Review. The application was also previously granted favorable advisories from the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board.
Town Manager Maryanne Crawford, presenting the application on behalf of the town, read the following narrative:
“The Town of New Shoreham is proposing to construct a new public shoreline access walkway at the western end of Andy’s Way for safe access to the Great Salt Pond. The wood walkway will be approximately 100 feet long with a width of 10 feet. A clear walking width between the supporting pilings will be seven feet, which will allow the public to safely bring small boats across the coastal feature and onto the beach. The seven-foot width will

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