Monday, February 14, 2011

Ear to the Ground

At the Planning Commission meeting last Wednesday, it was mentioned that 102-104 Union Street would be coming before the Zoning Board of Appeals at its next meeting. This is the address of the vacant lot at the corner of Union and South First streets owned by Eric Galloway. 

In the summer of 2006, a plan was proposed for this lot that involved constructing four attached townhouses--three facing Union Street and one facing South First Street. At the time, the proposal went before the Zoning Board of Appeals. The setbacks for the townhouses were going to conform with the existing streetscape, and that required an area variance, which the ZBA granted. One wonders why, four an a half years later, the lot is coming before the ZBA again. Is a new project being proposed? No new proposal for this property has come before the Historic Preservation Commission for a certificate of appropriateness.

The ZBA meets on Wednesday, February 16, at 7 p.m.      

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