Marshfield: Zoning Board continues Roht Marina expansion proposal hearing

The Marshfield Zoning Board of Appeals continued their hearing Tuesday night, regarding a proposal for a variance or site plan approval to expand the newly owned Roht Marina at 2205 Main Street, formerly Mary’s Boat Livery.

Owner Erich Roht explained the proposal and said, “We’re proposing to expand a non-conforming, pre-existing use. We’re looking for four lodging units from the two, (existing units at the house on the property) that are by right as part of the by-law. We’re also looking to expand to use our newly built brick patio, which we think would be excellent for small events down by the waterfront and which would provide more access to boaters and others that like to enjoy the historic North River.”

The proposal would also provide a total of 252 seats for events. Parking would also be increased to 99 spaces.

Roht told the Z.B.A. that he has a short window of opportunity and would like to get the marina up and running for the summer season.

The zoning board said it would take the issue under advisement.

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About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.