Danielson Pike motel would be replaced by condos

Danielson Pike motel would be replaced by condos

Developers for Colbrook Terrace, 862 Danielson Pike, plan to demolish the old 11-unit extended-stay hotel and build a 12-unit owner-occupied condominium project.

SCITUATE – Owners of the one-story, extended-stay motel at 862-864 Danielson Pike propose demolishing the 11-unit facility to build an owner-occupied 12-unit condo project.

During the Sept. 15 Planning Commission meeting, attorney Joelle Rocha said owner Ed Dattelo prefers to abandon and demolish the “transient use” building to put up the five-building residential project Colbrook Terrace on the 25-acre property.

The pre-application presentation was information for developers to get an idea of what the Planning Commission will be addressed at the next stage, Rocha said.

Rocha said when the facility was purchased, it featured 14 units, which were renovated down to 11 units.

Rocha said the project will include three low- to moderate-income housing units included in the 11 two-bedroom units. Each unit will be around 1,400 square feet and include two parking spaces and a garage.

Rocha added that a mailer will be sent out to abutters in advance of the next planning meeting.

Planning Commission member Nick Piampiano said the three units meet Scituate’s 25 percent low- to moderate-income housing unit standard set by the comprehensive plan.

Project Manager Sheryl Guglielmi, of DiPrete Engineering, said the proposed plan is “less intense use” for the site, with homeowners rather than motel guests.

Guglielmi said the three existing entrances to the property will be reduced to one entry and exit for access to Danielson Pike.

The site includes a septic system installed in 2015 that will need to be expanded to support the additional bedrooms.

Planning Board member Jeffrey Hanson expressed concerns about water contamination to the south of the development.

Dattelo said he is aware of the contamination, and said its bloom tails off just south of the property and he does not expect any issues. He said wells recently installed on the south side of the site on Suddard Lane are testing clean.

“I have every reason to believe the rear of the property would give us a clean well,” he said.

Hanson said while the commission is not making any decisions on the project, it met pre-application standards.