The Lewiston Planning Board sent a notice to abutters this week about a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at City Hall for a contract zoning request that would pave the way for a 245-unit apartment project with an estimated cost of $30 million to $35 million.

Plans originally unveiled last October for a proposed 240-unit apartment complex on Avon Street. (City of Lewiston)

The change involves properties at 10, 35 and 37 Avon St.

In October, Massachusetts-based Saxon Partners unveiled plans for a 240-unit apartment complex in that area, at the former home of Pineland Lumber.

City Planner Doug Greene said the five additional units were added in the past month.

At the end of the public hearing, the board will have the option to consider passing on a favorable recommendation for the project to the City Council, which will ultimately decide on the contract zoning change, he said.

It would then come back to the board for site plan, parking and other reviews before getting to move ahead.

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