Group looks to revamp former fire station, councilor bids board goodbye
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Group looks to revamp former fire station, councilor bids board goodbye

Westbrook City Councilor Brendan Rielly accepts a key to the city and a standing ovation at his final City Council meeting Aug. 5. Chance Viles./American Journal WESTBROOK— Art professor Michael Shaughnessy and members of Discover Downtown Westbrook presented a plan at Tuesday’s council meeting to turn an old fire station into an artist space and a visitor’s center. The Tuesday meeting drew a full house, as residents also wanted to say goodbye to Councilor Brendan Rielly, a 17-year veteran of the board who officially stepped down that night. After a second public hearing, the City Council also gave final approval to amend the zoning map to allow more uses for the site that once housed Holly’s Gas Station. Shaughnessy, an art professor with the University of Southern Maine, told the board he is looking is to create an art gallery and studio that would also supply a space for Discover Downtown Westbrook operations. A bus drops off passengers in front of the old fire station at 11 Mechanic Street on Aug. 7. Chance Viles/American Journal It’s the first major proposal for the city-owned property at 11 Mechanic St. property to come before the council since the city took over […]

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