New Development Proposed For The Center Of Harwich Port

By: William F. Galvin

Topics: Development , Housing and homelessness

The lot at 575 Route 28 in Harwich Port, across from Cumberland Farms, may soon contain a mixed use development. Main Street HP LLC will be going before the planning board on July 12 looking for special permits to develop the property. WILLIAM F. GALVIN PHOTO

HARWICH PORT — The vacant lot with the white picket fence across Route 28 from Cumberland Farms in Harwich Port may soon contain a mixed use development with a couple of restaurants, retail space and five residential units on the second floor.

Main Street HP LLC will be going before the planning board on July 12 seeking a site plan review special permit and use special permit with waivers for the development. Proposed is a mixed-use structure with a 3,000-square-foot restaurant, an 850-square-foot coffee shop, and two 1,000-square-foot retail spaces on the first floor. The second story includes five 850-square-foot residential units. There is also an outdoor patio proposed. The project would be within the Harwich Port Commercial Overlay District.

According to the project narrative, the building’s exterior is designed to reflect Cape Cod’s village architecture and will use residential-style exterior materials. The building height will be 30 feet. The structure will have a basement for storage and utilities.

The gross area of the structure will be 11,940 square feet, and a waiver for parking spaces is being sought because 68 spaces are required by zoning and only 37 spaces are provided. The required area for landscaped islands in the parking lot is 1,360 square feet, with only 368 square feet shown on the plan.

“If we were to meet this requirement it would greatly reduce the number of parking spaces. We therefore request a waiver from this requirement,” the narrative provided by RESCOM Architectural, Inc. of Bourne reads.

Dennis Miller is the trustee for Main Street HP LLC. Miller owns several additional properties in the heart of the village, including The Harwich Port Commons building.

The proposed building would be set back a little along the sidewalk, with 178.5 feet of frontage. The parcel’s area is 29,801 square feet. Access to the property will be from an existing driveway on the west side that also provides access for three additional businesses in buildings to the west, also owned by Miller.

A traffic study projects 105 new vehicle trips in the weekday morning peak hour, 50 new vehicle trips in the weekday evening peak hour, and approximately 61 vehicle trips in the Saturday peak hour. The study predicted no problems caused by the driveway access, and found more than adequate distance to the closest intersection.

HARWICH PORT — The vacant lot with the white picket fence across Route 28 from Cumberland Farms in Harwich Port may soon contain a mixed use development with a couple of restaurants, retail space and five residential units on the second floor.Main Street HP LLC will be going before the planning board on July 12 seeking a site plan review special permit and use special permit with waivers for the development. Proposed is a mixed-use structure with a 3,000-square-foot restaurant, an 850-square-foot coffee shop, and two 1,000-square-foot retail spaces on the first floor. The second story includes five 850-square-foot residential units. There is also an outdoor patio proposed. The project would be within the Harwich Port Commercial Overlay District.According to the project narrative, the building’s exterior is designed to reflect Cape Cod’s village architecture and will use residential-style exterior materials. The building height will be 30 feet. The structure will have a basement for storage and utilities.The gross area of the structure will be 11,940 square feet, and a waiver for parking spaces is being sought because 68 spaces are required by zoning and only 37 spaces are provided. The required area for landscaped islands in the parking lot is 1,360 square feet, with only 368 square feet shown on the plan.“If we were to meet this requirement it would greatly reduce the number of parking spaces. We therefore request a waiver from this requirement,” the narrative provided by RESCOM Architectural, Inc. of Bourne reads.Dennis Miller is the trustee for Main Street HP LLC. Miller owns several additional properties in the heart of the village, including The Harwich Port Commons building.The proposed building would be set back a little along the sidewalk, with 178.5 feet of frontage. The parcel’s area is 29,801 square feet. Access to the property will be from an existing driveway on the west side that also provides access for three additional businesses in buildings to the west, also owned by Miller.A traffic study projects 105 new vehicle trips in the weekday morning peak hour, 50 new vehicle trips in the weekday evening peak hour, and approximately 61 vehicle trips in the Saturday peak hour. The study predicted no problems caused by the driveway access, and found more than adequate distance to the closest intersection.