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Conservation Commission to Review New Airport Hanger

David Ellrich is proposing to build a hanger on the Danvers side of the Beverly Municipal Airport.

The will discuss the construction of a proposed new hanger on the west side at the Beverly Municipal Airport again this week.

The 7,600-square-foot hanger would be built for David Ellrich, the president of Morgan Financial Advisors in Manchester. Robert Mezzetti, the airport manager, said the hanger will have two stories and include an access road. The hanger will be an 80-foot by 115-foot metal prefabricated building.

The Conservation Commission must approve the hanger because a corner and much of the access road would be within the 100-foot wetlands buffer zone. It must also approve the construction of the building, which will impact on the buffer zone.

“The proposed building access, utilities and parking will be substantially located over existing cleared and maintained area along the taxiway or existing parking areas of the airport,” the project description said. 

has no authority over the proposed hanger because it is on airport grounds, which is exempt from planning and zoning regulations. The only Danvers agency that must approve the hanger is the Conservation Commission, said town planner Kristen Farr.

The Commission met on July 20 to consider the new hanger and will continue the hearing until August 3 at 7 p.m. About 25 neighbors have been notified, the application said.

If approved, Ellrich's hanger will join 12 others on the airport. In total the airport serves about 120 airplanes, Mezzetti said.

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