BAR HARBOR — Two of the biggest construction projects proposed this year, a tennis center and an eight-unit apartment building, passed initial hurdles before the planning board June 4. Public hearings will be scheduled for July.
Both applications were found complete by planning board members and public hearings tentatively set for July 2.
North Shore Tennis Center is proposed for a 15-acre lot on Route 102 in Town Hill, across from the Town Hill Store. Former Mount Desert Island High School music teacher and tennis professional Dan Granholm is proposing the project along with his wife, Whitney. The 54,000-square-foot facility would contain four courts, function rooms, a pro shop and lounge, and would cost a total of approximately $3.8 million to create.
Hotelier Tom Walsh is behind the other project presented on June 4, the conversion of the former Rainwise factory and showroom facility on Federal Street into eight residential apartments. The project would create approximately 12,000 square feet of living space at a cost of $2.84 million.