The March 7 Newcastle Design Review Committee meeting will convene tonight in the Community Room of the Newcastle Fire Station at 86 River Rd.
At 2:45 p.m. today, Newcastle town administrator David Bolling confirmed the meeting has been moved to the River Road location due the expected turnout.
The location of the meeting is incorrectly listed on the town’s website. According to Newcastle’s website, the town’s finance committee is scheduled to meet at the Community Room at 7 p.m. and the design review committee is scheduled to meet at the town office at 6:30 p.m.
The start times for those meetings are correctly listed, only the locations are reversed.
The design review committee is expected to take action on a demolition permit that would allow property owners, John W. and Mary E. Hamon, of Marblehead, Mass., to move ahead with plans to demolish a private residence at 21 Pond Rd., in Damariscotta Mills.
Built around 1740, the residential building has been vacant since 2010 when the previous owner moved into an assisted living facility.
The plans for demolition have drawn some opposition from local residents, several of whom turned out for a Feb. 9 hearing on the subject.
All parties involved note the historic nature of the structure, and acknowledge the building needs significant renovations to make it livable.
Newcastle Design Review Committee chairman Tor Glendinning said the March 7 hearing is part of the process that began in November when the Hamons filed a demolition permit.
The four-month waiting period is intended to give area residents time to weigh in on the proposed change, Glendinning said. The waiting period expires March 8.