More condos coming: A 96-unit project is proposed for Austin Street in Westbrook

A large condominium project proposed for Austin Street is the latest in a series of  development plans in Westbrook, and at 96-units, could add to the public pushback about the city’s rapid growth spurt.

The project will be introduced to the Westbrook Planning Board during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m.

The project, at 388 Austin St., a quiet, dead-end road near Pride Street, would take up 29 acres of open land behind a few residential properties. The property was formerly owned by resident Ellen Fitzgerald, and a purchase-and-sale agreement with real estate investor Michael Messer and developer Tim Ly of MaineLy Property Management was reached.

The preliminary sketch plan calls for eight, two-story buildings, each with 12 units. The units are planned to be up to three bedrooms.

Ly said Wednesday that, based on the property and the current market, he hopes for a successful project there, but also

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