Site walk slated for seasonal development

By Dawn De Busk
Staff Writer
CASCO — The residents of a seasonal housing development on Sebago Lake aren’t happy with how things developed.
Some of the property owners who purchased a home more than 10 years ago have to adhere to strict covenants. They cannot finish the basement or extend the second floor deck, while people in the newer developments have fewer rules and more square footage.
What makes the situation even more frustrating for Dick and Donna Harding is that the owners of the gated community, Point Sebago Resort, are going before the Casco Planning Board to seek a contract zone renewal.
A representative for Point Sebago Resort has asked the board to increase the lot size so bigger homes can be constructed.
He based the request on precedence, saying that in one of contract zone amendments, the town previously agreed to allow Point Sebago Enterprises to build larger homes.
Essentially, Point Sebago would like to use the land set aside for development differently: a reduction in the number of homes and an increase in lot size to accommodate a 12,000-square-foot home. The rationale is that the larger homes are more appealing on the real estate market.
Both Dick and Donna Harding said they wouldn’t mind having more than 900 square feet and putting in a guest bedroom for visitors during the summer.
The couple just wants an even playing field.
On Saturday, the Planning Board will do a site walk (or ride) of the Club Sebago Resort vacation home development. The site walk starts at 10 a.m.
Later in the week, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, the board members will convene for a meeting at the Casco Community Center. That board meeting starts at 7 p.m.

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