Affordable housing development for seniors in Kennebunk clears important hurdle

KENNEBUNK — A plan to construct more affordable housing in Kennebunk secured a win on Jan. 9.

The Kennebunk Select Board decided that a proposed contract zone agreement will appear on the March 5 ballot. If approved by voters, the proposal would allow Kennebunk Savings Bank to use land it owns on Alewive Park Road for a 70-unit affordable housing development for older Mainers.

A more detailed plan would still go through a separate Planning Board approval process even if voters green light the contract zone.

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