Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Public Hearings Happening This Week

There are four public hearings of interest coming up this week: three being held, back to back, by the Planning Board on Thursday, December 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m.; one being held by the Historic Preservation Commission on Friday, December 9, at 10 a.m.

The first of the three Planning Board Public hearings involves the proposal to combine three parcels on Columbia Street--209, 211, and 213--into one site, demolish an existing building, and construct a new facility for Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood.


The second public hearing involves the proposal to convert the ground floor retail space at 757 Columbia Street, once the Stoddard Corner Bookshop, into a "board game cafe," which would serve food to be eaten in or taken out.

The third public hearing to be held by the Planning Board on Thursday involves the proposal to convert 214-216 Warren Street, until this past Saturday the Savoia Bar & Lounge, unto a nine-room hotel with event space on the ground floor.

The Historic Preservation Commission's single public hearing concerns the application submitted by the prospective new owner of 718-720 Union Street for a certificate of appropriateness to demolish the building that now stands there in preparation for constructing a residence and sculpture studio on the site.

The Planning Board's public hearings begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 8. The HPC's public hearing begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 9. All take place in the Council Chamber at City Hall.

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