Proposal drew skepticism over height, mix of units on prime oceanfront parcel
Developer Chris Reale, who owns the Paragon Boardwalk, has told The Hull Times that the application for The Dunes project, to have been located at 197 Nantasket Ave., has been withdrawn, “along with any further associated development.”
Reale and his team have spent the past three years building out the boardwalk in addition to developing the Dunes proposal.
“For the Paragon Boardwalk to succeed, we need to take a breath and grow that business,” Reale said. The boardwalk, which is adjacent to the Hull ArtWalk, is the setting for mini-golf, an arcade, beach food and drinks, and other offerings.
The proposed five-story mixed-use Dunes development, if approved, would have included 116 residential units adjacent to the boardwalk along with some commercial space.
The Design Review Board conducted its first review of the most-current architectural plans on Aug. 5, raising several concerns related to height, diversity of unit types, and other issues.
The Planning Board was scheduled to continue its review of the proposal in September if the development team went forward with the proposal.