Condominium development underway on site of former Pepperell restaurant/farm

Scotch Pine Farm will be torn down for new living units

PEPPERELL – The home of the former Scotch Pine Farm is now becoming a set of condexes.

Faun MacDonald, the listing agent of the property on Elm Street, said recently that construction has begun on four buildings of duplex-style condominiums.

The building that housed the former restaurant is still standing, though MacDonald said it will be torn down as the project advances. The land itself is owned by the Quintal family, which MacDonald said have been trying to sell the land to those looking to take over the restaurant building.

“We couldn’t sell it as the restaurant, so we thought we’d create a living space for people not looking for a big home or are downsizing,” MacDonald said. “It’s not exactly affordable living, butan alternative living for people who want to downsize.”

The units currently being built on the 9-acre parcel will each have two levels hosting a living space. Each living unit will have three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Building is being done by Jeffrey Chabot of Jeff & Sons Carpentry in Pepperell.

Brynn Montesanti, assistant to the Planning Board, said construction is indeed nderway on the first two buildings, with a special permit for a common driveway “substantially completed.”

Montesanti said the project already has two special permits to construct the first two condexes and sell them for individual ownership. The most recent update to the plans involved the Planning Board approving the master deed and condominium trust documents during its Nov. 4 meeting.

MacDonald said that the construction of the four “condexes” and its eight units is dependent on who is interested in buying them.

The first building containing the first two units will be built and advertised for sale, with the time frame on building the remaining six units determined after the first two  are sold.

MacDonald said if all the units are sold, the owners hope to be finished constructing all the buildings within two years.

“It’s not a ginormous project,” MacDonald reassured. “We’re only putting in eight units to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye. We think it’s going to be really nice for the area and will look very enticing.”