Vintage RV restorer told to tweak designs for approval

  • 707 Greenfield Road in Deerfield. Contributed photo

Recorder Staff
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

DEERFIELD — A proposed Routes 5 and 10 vintage RV restoration shop could be approved later this month.

TwoFeathers Restoration and Design LLC needs to tweak designs for its proposed 707 Greenfield Road business before receiving the town’s approval, anticipated to happen next week.

So far, the project’s water runoff plans have been approved by the Conservation Commission. The Zoning Board of Appeals has also given the OK.

“This plan could be modified simply,” said Planning Board Member Henry “Kip” Komosa. He said plans should “show a definite line of where gravel is going to go. They’re picky things, like John (Waite, chairman) said, but it shows what’s going on.”

Designs call for minor changes to a 2,500-square-foot building on a roughly 1-acre parcel. Since last month when the board opened a public hearing, a few trees were removed. Waite questioned why that happened with review ongoing.

According to TwoFeathers Restoration and Design Owner Michael Artherton, permission for a “mercy situation” had been granted by the Conservation Commission and Building Inspector. Artherton said the removed trees were rotting and precariously positioned near the building.

“It’s (Department of Environmental Protection’s) and ConCom’s jurisdiction, respectfully,” said Attorney Kristi A. Bodin, representing the RV business. “It’s been dealt with and we’ve done what we need to do with those authorities. I’m not sure what your concerns are at this point.”

Artherton also noted TwoFeathers Restoration and Design is “open for business as approved by the Building Inspector.”

Monday night’s Public Hearing was continued until Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. If design corrections have been made, final approval is anticipated.