Wednesday, November 3, 2010

No 'Use Variance' for Two NH Projects...

Zoning Board of Appeals met Monday, November 1, 2010.

Two projects before the Zoning Board of Appeals:
  • Continuation of the application of Mr. Ned Walker of Walker Planning & Design for Jay-K Lumber, 8448 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford, NY. The applicant's property is zoned Manufacturing which does not permit a mercantile occupancy. Therefore, the applicant is seeking a Use Variance to construct a 15,400 square foot mercantile occupancy. Tax Map #328.011-1-20.1; Lot Size: 13.97 Acres; Zoning: Manufacturing.
  • The application of Affordable Senior Housing Opportunities of New York, Inc. represented by Mr. Christopher Trevisani in conjunction with property owners James & Harold Julian, and Realtor Domic Pavia who is representing the Julian's. The applicant is proposing a 126 unit senior housing complex locatedd to the rear of the building formerly housed by the Julian's at 4752-4756 Middlesettlement Road, New Hartford, NY. This area is zoned RB3 (Office Business) which does not alow for multi-family or congregate housing. Therefore, the applicant is seeking a Use Variance to build a senior housing complex in an RB3 zone. Tax Map #316.016-6-64; Lot Size: 13.25 Acres; Zoning: RB3 Office Business.>
These projects were presented to the Zoning Board of Appeals on at least two separate occasions; the September 20, 2010 and November 1, 2010 presentations were videotaped.

According to the story in the November 2, 2010 Observer Dispatch article, it would appear that it is the intention of these developers to present their projects again in some fashion. Therefore, Concerned Citizens feels that it is important that residents, particularly those most affected by the proposed projects, take the time to view these videos to get a better understanding of each proposed project.


The September 20, 2010 video:




Below is the video of the November 1, 2010 meeting. This is the meeting where the Use Variance was denied.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was very surprised to hear this. I always thought that the NH planning board always bent over backwards for developers but I guess even this was too much for them to swallow. Good job planning board!

Anonymous said...

That wasn't the planning board. It was the zoning board.

Anonymous said...

Gone only for awhile. The sprawl will continue and the need for town services will grow and tax abatements will be given to be followed by assessment reductions and ultimately we will all face higher taxes and empty stores.