The “final plan” for a 10-house subdivision on the corner of Woodbine and Narragansett avenues at the former Lavin’s marina in Bay Spring has been approved by the Barrington Planning Board.
The approval came on Tuesday evening, July 10, and was unanimous, according to Town Planner Phil Hervey.
Groundbreaking for the subdivision can start at any time now, Hervey said.
The subdivision will include 10 homes in an L-shaped configuration with frontage on both streets. Two of the homes qualify as affordable housing.
“It’s the first inclusionary project in Barrington,” said Hervey, meaning that 20 percent of the project must be affordable housing.
The developer of the marina project is Ruggiero Properties, owned by Joseph Ruggiero of Barrington, who bought the marina in December, 2010 for $2.3 million. He spent another million dollars to dredge the cove, install a new bulkhead of fiberglass vinyl seaward of the old timber bulkhead, and build a new boat ramp.
Ruggiero also announced then that he wanted to build a housing project in the vacant land off of Narragansett Avenue. The land has been vacant for several years.
Paul Carlson, vice president of InSite Engineering, Seekonk, Mass., has been developing the project for Ruggiero. An attempt to reach him about a timetable for construction was not successful.