A proposed commercial campground on 21.7 acres owned by a couple in Maine‘s Bar Harbor would feature yurts, according to a report.
The couple, Joshua and Kaitlin Hodgkins explained during the Planning Board‘s review last week that Evergreen Yurts involves the creation of eight one-bedroom yurts that include bathrooms. They also proposed a common facility with laundry, recreational amenities, and associated access enhancements.
The area of the project would be around five acres in a rural part of Salisbury Cove.
The site is wooded and includes roads that could pave the way for new access roads. The access to the site would be through an existing driveway, which will be upgraded to standards for private roads. A one-way loop road would serve the yurts and connect to an upgraded driveway.
Two private wells and an on-site septic system would serve the development.
Kaitlin Hodgkins plans to rent out the yurts on a seasonal basis. The yurts would be equipped with plumbing for kitchen and bathroom use. The interiors would be open concept.
The applicants also proposed a small area for a common fire pit as well as picnic tables, trash receptacles, parking spots, and lights.
However, Planning Board members expressed concern regarding preserving the footpaths near Northeast Creek. They said that the trails should be surveyed and memorialized.
The board also requested a buffering plan for a part of the area not protected by the existing trees. The board set a public hearing on the plan for April 6, with a list of necessary materials required to be presented by then.
This story originally appeared on Mainebiz.