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Maritime center project clears another hurdle

Plans for a new maritime center at Green Harbor in Marshfield, which would provide bathrooms and showers for visitors, as well as an office and boat storage for the town harbormaster, cleared another hurdle when they were approved by the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals.

In approving the plans, board members said that the project fits within existing zoning bylaws and fulfills requirements for site plan approval, and that Town Meeting had approved other aspects of the project.

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The board had previously granted the project special permits and variances, and residents appealed its decision, board vice chairman Mark A. Ford said during the Aug. 22 meeting.

During the appeal, there were changes in circumstances, including changes to FEMA flood maps, which required changes to the building plans, said lawyer Adam Brodsky, who is working with the town on the project.

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The town hopes to solicit bids for the project and start construction this month or next, and is anticipating an eight- to 10-month construction period.

Four residents asked questions about the project or shared their concerns, such as the building’s size, at the meeting.

The zoning board during the same meeting also approved plans for a 10-foot-wide portable gazebo and two championship bocce courts, suitable for tournaments, at Peter Igo Park, 35 Marshall Ave.

Jill Terreri Ramos can be reached at jill.ramos@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @jillterreri.
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