Planning Board supports new professional office to be built in Barre

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 November 2017 at 10:45 am

ALBION – A proposal to build a professional office with storage on West Lee Road in Barre was approved by the Orleans County Planning Board on Thursday.

Eric Watson of EWatson Enterprises wants to have the office building and storage area in a wooded area on West Lee Road, in an Agricultural/Residential District. The location is 1,300 east of Barre Stone Products.

Watson will lease the space from Expedited Property Service, according to Watson’s application for site plan review and a special use permit.

Watson said the building would be used to host clients, review blueprints, have its shop to maintain equipment, and also have storage.

Watson has four full-time employees and plans on growing in the future.

“We’d like to build our shop, invest our dollars here, and have a positive impact on our county,” Watson told members of the County Planning Board.

The project includes 10 parking spaces, and a business sign that would be 7 feet wide and 5 feet tall. Business hours for the office would be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon.

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