WATERVILLE — The Planning Board is scheduled to consider final approval Monday night of previously approved plans to redevelop the former Seton Hospital at 30 Chase Ave. into apartments and commercial space.

The previously approved plans by Waterville Redevelopment Company III LLC expired, so the company must get final approval from the board to proceed.

The Zoom meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m. Those wanting the link to the meeting must contact the city’s planning department before 5 p.m. Monday.

The Planning Board unanimously approved changes Oct. 22, 2018, to previously approved plans for the Seton Tower Project to increase the number of market-based apartments at the building from 55 to 68, including 55 one-bedroom and 13 two-bedroom units with storage facilities for the apartments in the building’s basement.

The proposal also called for 18,412 square feet of the building to be commercial space and 33,312 square feet to be low-impact warehouse space.

Developer Kevin Mattson and Steve Roberge of SJR Engineering Inc. of Monmouth represented those behind the proposed project. They said the building had been divided into two ownership units — one residential, the other commercial — to secure funding on the residential-only side of the building.


In 2013, Mattson bought the 150,000-square-foot Seton building, which in 1997 had become part of MaineGeneral Medical Center.

The Planning Board in 2016 approved a plan for 55 apartments, 23,000 square feet of office space and 35,000 square feet of warehouse space, according to Roberge.

Plans called for the tower portion of the building to be turned into residential space, and the remaining part into office space and storage.

The tower has eight stories, but only the bottom six are targeted for residential apartments. Mattson said the other two stories would be used for mechanical purposes.

In a separate matter Monday, Waterville Redevelopment Company IV LLC is scheduled to request informal preapplication review for a proposed 14-lot subdivision on Doctors’ Office Drive, off Lincoln Street. Chase Avenue turns into Lincoln Street.

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