Hearing Monday for proposed Tuthill subdivision in Orient

(Credit: Grant Parpan)
The view behind Latham’s farm stand in Orient. (Credit: Grant Parpan. file)

There’s a Monday evening public hearing in Town Hall on plans to subdivide 112 acres owned by the Tuthill family in Orient into 17 residential lots, with 94 acres of preservation along Route 25.

The hearing is scheduled for 4:34 p.m., according to an agenda for Monday’s 4:30 p.m. Planning Board meeting.

(See the full meeting and work session agendas below.)

At a recent Planning Board work session, Tuthill family members said there are no immediate plans to build on the four family-owned parcels in Orient. Two of those properties are what’s called the North and South Dyer parcels just east of Latham’s farm stand, and the other two are the North and South Brown parcels about two miles farther east on Main Road.

The Tuthills are seeking a conjoined conservation subdivision.

In a summary of the project submitted to the town, Tuthill Family Holding Company states:

“In total this involves about 112 acres of which 23 acres are coastal and wetland areas with high scenic value. An additional 70 acres would be preserved of which 52 acres would continue to be farmed (98 percent of current farmed area). The remaining 17 acres would be split up among 17 lots plus the Right-of-Ways needed to support them, and one existing farm stand.”

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