FARMINGTON — After working for many years at 145 Wilton Road, owners of Palmer Realty plan to build a new office and move west to 392 Wilton Road.

The Planning Board will review the company’s initial site review applications for the new property when it meets at 6 p.m Monday at the Municipal Building.

“It’s something we’ve wanted to do for years. It’s not built till it’s built but we’re cautiously optimistic,” said Carol Hatch, who along with her husband, Willard, are “laying all the groundwork” for the new real estate office.

They are planning a 2,400-square-foot building on property they own between Farmington Tire Center and the Splash and Dash car wash. They hope to start construction in the spring.

With four active agents and another just starting, Hatch foresees adding a few more people to the business.

“People with the same business ethics because our name is on the door,” she said.

Her father, John Palmer, started the business in 1947, working from his large home in Temple that later became a nursing home and eventually burned. The property is now the site of homes and the Temple Town Office.

In the early 1950s, her parents, John and Evelyn, bought and moved into the large home in West Farmington from which they ran the business. The small building that now houses the Palmer Real Estate office was a little Gulf gas station. Eventually they dug up the tanks and moved the business in.

Carol earned her real estate license in the early 1970s and after she and Willard moved back to Maine from Arizona, she became involved in the business while Willard and her mother developed Palmer Realty Mobile Homes, a mobile home sales and service business in a space where the Brickyard Cafe is now located, she said.

When interest rates went sky high and construction slowed down, real estate prevailed. They refocused and Willard and her mother earned their real estate licenses, she said.

No decision has been made on the present small building. Perhaps they’ll lease it because it sits in an excellent location, she said. Their work is mostly done electronically now and involves setting up appointments and going somewhere else.

In other business, John Moore, owner of Narrow Gauge Theater, will seek approval for his applications to create parking spaces around the left side of the business and in the back of the theater located at 123 Narrow Gauge Square.

Cousineau Properties will seek to move an existing right of way in Green Acres Estates on Meadow Lane, a subdivision off the Red Schoolhouse Road.

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