A Readfield Planning Board public hearing on a rezoning proposal that would permit a commercial entertainment center in a new barn near the Town Office has been postponed until March 1.

The request from Bob Bittar originally was scheduled to be heard by the board on Wednesday, but snow forced the postponement. A deliberation date for the board is scheduled for March 7 as well.

Bittar is asking for a zoning change on his property near Mill Stream. He plans an event center and community center in a large, timber-framed structure that was completed recently and applied to have the Village District enlarged.

Under the town’s Land Use Ordinance, the Village District permits “higher density residential use, commercial, community and governmental facilities and light industry.”

Bittar brought the plan forward in the hope that an article regarding that change in the Land Use Ordinance could appear on the Town Meeting warrant, which is addressed by voters at the polls in June.

If Bittar’s proposal wins all the approvals necessary, the Village District would extend from the Town Office to Giles Road and include Mill Stream Road. The barn is at 26 Mill Stream Road.

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