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April 2022

BREAKING: City OKs sitemap for new car wash

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Can’t say it’s a good idea — Randall Guarnieri

The Rio Rancho Board of Directors on Thursday night approved a site plan application to build a car wash at 507 NM Highway NE. (Matt Hollinshead Photo/Observer)

Rio Rancho’s board of directors approved a site plan late Thursday to build a second Champion XPress car wash in the city, but not before residents voted against the proposal.

The company opened a car wash at 1890 Abrazo Road NE in March. The proposed location would be by Northern Boulevard, Monterrey Road and New Mexico Highway 528.

“When seeking new locations for development, our primary considerations include sites that the city has zoned for commercial use and areas with existing high traffic,” said company spokeswoman Lindsey Joy. Observer in an email.

“I hate to see this turn into another Stripes situation”

The Board of Directors voted 5-1 in favor of the sitemap. Councilor Dan Stoddard was absent.

Councilman Bob Tyler voted against it, arguing that Champion XPress picked the wrong location to open.

Although the city does not have the right to tell a business what it can or cannot build on a property, the access location, off Monterrey Road, could be a barrier for residents. , did he declare.

Several residents agreed.

The car wash is said to be just a few feet from the home of Professor Randall Guarnieri of Cleveland High School.

There could be dozens of cars queuing on the street in the afternoon when school buses come down to drop off the kids. Traffic would turn the street into a one-lane road, he said.

“I can’t say it’s a good idea,” Guarnieri said.

Resident Darryl Gregerson said he was worried about traffic going in and out of the car wash.

“I would hate to see this turn into another Stripes (Burrito) situation,” he said.

The proposed car wash would have three lanes that can accommodate up to 34 vehicles as well as 16 drying stations, according to the company.

“These elements help us understand how quickly cars will be able to cross the queue and start moving on the roads, so that they don’t all go off the road at once,” Councilor Karissa said. Culbreath. .

The Board then approved an amendment directing Champion Xpress to come up with a design to create a right turn lane at the car wash. The plan would then be submitted to the city’s public works department.

Other Concerns

Resident Andrea Lerner said she fears the flooding on Monterrey Road will get worse as the car wash opens.

Hull then proposed an amendment – ​​which was approved – requiring the company to submit its grading and drainage permit for review by the city.

Some residents also felt that the car wash would interfere with their scenic views of the city.

Kevin Breen said he loved being able to watch the Sandia Mountains and the balloons at the annual party.

“Mass Ascension is going to be totally clogged with this car wash,” he said.

The car wash would only be about 36 feet tall and things could be worse. For example, the proposed company could have been larger, Hull later said.

“Unless you own the property between you and the mountain, there are no protected views in the town of Rio Rancho,” he said, adding that the town “cannot deprive someone of a property right which has been established”.

Laurel Park Phase One, 173 Units, Under Site Plan Review | Business

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Phase one site plans are currently under review for the 306-unit Laurel Park housing development on 60 acres adjoining Highpoint, which will be located at the end of Laurel Street off Orange Road in the town of Culpeper .

The Culpeper Planning Commission provided an update on the project during a working session on March 29.

Once proposed to be built in three phases, Laurel Park is now expected to develop in two phases, starting with 84 single-family homes and 89 townhouses for a total of 173 new residences. The Culpeper City Council rezoned the property, bordered to the south by US Route 29, for the higher density earlier this year.

The Laurel Street extension will provide access to the neighborhood via a roundabout leading to Lily Lane and Laurel Park Drive on the north side, parallel to Apricot Drive on the south and seven cross streets, in accordance with planning and zoning . The development will have 19.2 acres of open space, a park on the west boundary, two pocket parks on the east side and a center green in the middle.

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Laurel Park will have two community basketball courts and a capacity of nearly 1,400 parking spaces – a mix of garages, driveways, on-street parking and off-street parking. The extended Laurel Street will be widened with sidewalks, curbs and gutters installed before the first certificate of occupancy is issued, city staff told the planning commission.

Improvements to the Orange Road intersection, including dedicated turning lanes, will be completed near the end of the first phase. A total of 746 parking spaces will be provided in the initial phase along with one of the basketball courts and pocket parks.

The city’s multi-agency technical review committee continues to review the phase one site plan also still under review by the Department of Environmental Quality.

Asked by the planning commission what the homes in Laurel Park would look like, city planner Ben Holt said the renderings are included in the project narrative, adding that the developer is not tied to them.

“I anticipate it would look like most new home construction we see right now,” Holt said.

Planning commissioner Jeffrey Mitchell championed pedestrian safety in the upcoming development. The posted speed limit will be 25 miles per hour, which means motorists will drive at 37 mph, he said. Mitchell suggested setting it to 20 mph.

Holt said the roads would be public streets with a standard 25 mph display.

Planning Commission Member, Councilor Meaghan Taylor had questions about the Orange Road deceleration lanes and whether they would be long enough to safely accommodate cars waiting to turn onto Laurel Street.

Roddy Reyes of Bowman Consulting, representing the plaintiff, said the turn lanes would meet the VDOT’s minimum standards of a 100ft right turn lane with a 100ft taper and a 100ft left turn lane with a 150 foot taper and a 200 foot transition from Elizabeth Street, across Orange Road.

Across the city, a separate site plan to launch the Greens on Lake Pelham housing development was resubmitted after the project went dormant after its initial submission in 2006 during the housing crisis.

The latest plans show 58 single-family housing lots on 23 acres, two open space lots totaling 0.654 acres, and three stormwater management areas. A 10-foot-wide golf cart path is proposed from the Culpeper Country Club property to Golf Drive, according to city staff.

The project is located at the north end of Sunset Lane, Country Club Estates to the northeast and bordered by the country club golf course. Access to the homes would be via Sunset Lane and Golf Drive.

Mitchell wondered how residents of the development would walk to businesses near Madison Road. He encouraged the addition of golf cart paths and other pedestrian features.

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Solar Company Withdraws Industriplex Sitemap Change Request | Woburn

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WOBURN – As the city council prepares to declare a handful of site changes as major alterations, a Waltham-based solar energy company has recently abandoned plans to build a new access road through a North Woburn solar farm.

At their final rally at City Hall last week, the council voted unanimously to let ECA Solar withdraw without prejudice a request to change several fence lines and the site’s main access point to a new solar power facility by Commerce Way, Atlantic Avenue and New Boston. Street.

According to a memo submitted to the board earlier this month by ECA Solar representative Michael Redding, company officials intend to reconsider the proposal in light of recent comments from the Special Permits Committee. .

“[We] Respectfully withdraw our minor edit request. We plan to revise our plans based on feedback received from city council and will resubmit them in the future,” wrote Redding, who heads the company’s engineering division.

In June 2021, the city council granted the petitioner a special permit to build a solar farm on a 36-acre portion of the IndustriPlex site.

The solar panels will include a smaller 2.45 megawatt facility and a larger farm capable of generating up to 498 kilowatts of electricity. Both green power facilities will be located near a series of new residential developments off New Boston Street by Anderson Regional Transportation Center.

Since the original special permit was issued, ECA Solar officials have been asked by the Woburn Conservation Commission to move sections of the green power facility away from on-site wetlands. To reflect these changes, the petitioner earlier this spring requested permission to revise the special permit to reflect a change to the perimeter security fence and the relocation of a utility pole and streetlight.

The council generally doesn’t object to most changes, but was hesitant to call a “minor change” a proposal to add a new access road through the solar power fields from Atlantic Avenue to at a nearby Passport car park. Originally, access included a paved “apron” where maintenance workers could park while the panels were being serviced.

During a discussion at City Hall on the application earlier this month, members of the Special Permits Committee also concluded that the access road was a major alteration that would require an entirely new process for public audience.

In coming to this conclusion, council referred to a recent memo from Building Commissioner Thomas Quinn, who noted that he considered the requested changes to the site plan to be “substantial” in light of what was originally proposed.

Before voting to allow the petitioner to withdraw, Ward 5 Councilor Darlene Mercer-Bruen asked if council should instead reject the petition to clarify council’s position.

However, according to City Clerk Lindsay Higgins, council would not “turn down” the proposal, but rather declare the proposed changes to be “major amendments”.

In Higgins’ view, the end result of such a vote would amount to allowing the withdrawal, as the petitioner is forced to refile the application or redraw the access road in a manner more consistent with the plan of origin of the site.

“Technically, within the parameters of the order, you’re not refusing a minor modification. You consider this to be a major change and then [vote] triggers what looks like a special permit process,” Higgins explained.

Concern over waste site plan off A19 at Tollerton

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VILLAGERS are calling on planning bosses to reject a proposal to create a waste transfer station in open countryside, fearing it could worsen an accident black spot on the A19.

Some 22 months after Riley Plant Hire Ltd applied to North Yorkshire County Council for permission to change the use of land and buildings near the A19 in Tollerton, North York, the company and residents are awaiting a recommendation from highways authority officials on whether the plan would increase the risk of accidents.

A decision on the project, which has so far been delegated to planning officials although it is controversial, is expected to follow shortly after the highways department delivers its conclusion.

Documents filed with the application by Riley Plant Hire, which specializes in demolition, excavation, plant and dumpster hire, indicate that the site would receive around 3,000 tonnes of waste per year, with 20 tonne heavy trucks making about five deliveries a day.

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Company officials say the accident data “clearly demonstrates that access to the site can accommodate both the volume and capacity of traffic likely to be generated” and that the use of the A19 junction at Tollerton did not result in any accidents involving heavy goods vehicles between 2015 and 2019.

They added: ‘The application contemplates the development of a facility remote from any sensitive receptors and, although located in open countryside, the character of the site lends itself to the establishment of a facility such as this.’

The section of the trunk road between Shipton through Beninborough and North Tollerton has developed a notorious reputation for serious collisions with large vehicles over the past two decades.

Incidents on the A19 near Tollerton include a 27-year-old woman who died after a crash involving a bus and a black car last year, a York driver who was killed in a collision with a tanker in 2018 and in 2014 a 45-year-old Middlesbrough man died in a head-on collision between his car and a bus.

Since 2000 there have been several other fatal accidents on the A19 near Tollerton.

However, Hambleton District Council has raised concerns about increased use of the site, with a transport company, waste transfer site and agricultural use all operating from there.

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In its objection to the scheme, Tollerton Parish Council said lorries heading to and from the remote countryside site via a narrow lane would see the flow of waste increase, causing more vehicle movement and “a nuisance additional for surrounding properties, on both sides of the A19”.

He said: “This junction is a high-risk area as traffic passes at high speed. Additional movements of heavy goods vehicles in this area will potentially increase the risk of accidents.”

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Site plan approved for a 15-unit waterfront building with underground parking

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The Huntsville Planning Committee has approved a site plan for a three-storey building located at 32 Brunel Road and overlooking the Muskoka River.

The approval includes 15 condominium units: one one-bedroom unit, six one-bedroom units plus a den, four two-bedroom units and four three-bedroom units, according to Huntsville planning director Richard Clark.

The developer is offering about 23 parking spaces, about four above ground and 19 underground, according to Clark.

The property has an area of ​​1,849 m². It contained a dwelling and detached garage and has approximately 70 meters of river frontage and 72 meters of Brunel Road frontage.

Clark noted that in 2009, a zoning bylaw amendment was approved to allow development of 15 units with underground parking. “In addition, a minor variance was approved in 2011 to provide additional zoning relief to allow development within the 200 meter setback requirement between new housing units and water treatment facilities. worn. A site plan application proposing a similar development was also conditionally approved by the City in 2012.”

Various iterations of the plan have been proposed over the years, but on April 13, the committee agreed with the planning staff’s recommendation and approved an updated site plan for a total of 15 units. Approval is conditional on the landscaping being revised to remove landscaping along the shore, such as a retaining wall, and replace it with “appropriate native plantings to the extent possible to the satisfaction of the municipality”. And that all drawings and plans are to the satisfaction of the municipality and commenting agencies.

The owner’s planning consultant, Lanny Dennis, said he did not foresee any problems with meeting the conditions subject to site plan approval. “The owners will continue to work with the city and district to address their feedback and they are certainly looking forward to continuing the project and another infill project to help address the housing shortage in Muskoka,” Dennis said.

Owner Ed Wiebe also addressed the committee during their remote meeting. He said it was a long process. He started the project in 2009 with his partner Glen Smith, then the real estate market experienced a downturn in early 2012. But now, with the dismantling of the sewage plant and with the high demand for housing, it is the good time to move the project forward.

“I did preliminary work as you saw in the photos,” he told the committee. “There is an excavator on site. We are currently carrying out soil sampling to ensure that the site is suitable for housing. We are putting in chopper coils, it will just determine the size and quantity of chopper coils and once we are approved we will be ready to start.

An excavator sits on the site of a future 15-unit condominium.
Renderings of the proposed elevation of the building are included in the staff report. (See more at the link at the end of this post.)

Huntsville councilor Bob Stone called the building quite imposing on the river, “and from Brunel it’s right on Brunel Road, so imposing on both sides,” he added. “And yet it addresses serious housing issues and I guess we have to understand that housing is so important that we have to consider these things right on our river. I am delighted to hear that there is going to be some robust vegetation planted. I hope there are many things that protect the building from the river and from Brunel.

Stone also spoke to Wiebe and said, “I hope the facade of that – some effort can be made to make it look a lot like Muskoka and it’s hard to define what that means, but I think Mr. Wiebe knowledgeable about what we like to see in Huntsville.

Councilor Dan Armor asked if the additional cars associated with the development on Brunel Road would require a traffic study. Dennis said it would be a district requirement since Brunel is a district road, but he said a unit count below 50 does not generally require a traffic study.

Finally, the committee approved the site plan. For more information, you can find the staff report here.

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Silverlake Dorset luxury holiday sitemap to add huge spa, pools and restaurant

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A master plan has been unveiled to add a spa, restaurant and sports areas to a luxury holiday village in Dorset. The Silverlake luxury holiday home site on the outskirts of Crossways near Dorchester, which was previously Warmwell Quarry, has been redeveloped into a luxury, eco-friendly site since its takeover by The Habitat First Group in 2011.

Habitat First group has submitted a reserved application to Dorset Council to create a spa with a restaurant, outdoor space, bin stores, factory and ancillary buildings, communal areas, landscaping, parking and the associated infrastructure. Known as Dorset Spa, it is proposed to be built around Lake 5, which is located at the center of the development, west of the five licensed villages and south of Knighton Heath Forest and the Biodiverse Heart.

The design and access statement outlines how the owners want to create an “open and welcoming” spa and restaurant and “provide a community center for the development as a whole”, as well as “provide economically sustainable development”. Sketches show that the restaurant will take advantage of a lake view with up to 90 seats inside and 80 seats outside, and further seating inside the bar.

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The developers say the spa, which will contain two pools, a sauna and a steam room, is articulated to capture southern views and daylight and could accommodate 73 people in its indoor pool, 46 in its outdoor pool, 16 people in its hammam. Plans also show that its outdoor spa will contain a large thermal area with hot hubs, thermal cabins, relaxation decks and a floating fire pit, as well as a treatment area and event space.

A hydrotherapy activity hub, which offers water sports, has been offered, alongside lakeside treatments and cabins, a welcome hub and open-air spa cabins. Due to the expansion of the site, Habitat First Group believes the new site will create at least 66 new jobs with a mix of management, therapist, chef and staff roles available, and additional scope for more staff during high season.

Computer-generated sketches show that the proposed buildings will be ‘sustainable’ and ‘create a positive impact on the wider community and respect and harmonize with nature’. Natural materials, sourced locally, will be used to create buildings in line with the location, with a margin of greenery on the buildings.



Luxury holiday home site Silverlake has unveiled expansion plans to build a new restaurant, spa, cabins and more on the former Warmwell Quarry site

A number of pathways and access points for cyclists and shuttles will also be created to connect the new development to the wider site. A new car park aims to provide 180 parking spaces for guests and visitors.

The design and statement read: “Habitat First Group creates communities of private vacation homes that share a love for mother nature. By combining excellence in architecture, interior design, amenities, security and service, vacationers can escape the rigors of city life. Habitat First provides an oasis of space where families can comfortably and responsibly vacation, explore and recharge safely in acres and acres of natural habitat.

The existing site was previously a 227-hectare quarry, and before that a World War II air base. Prior to this planning application, the last phase to gain approval included a “flagship” four-bed house, numerous properties as well as outbuildings, a gym, a communal jetty on the lake and private jetties for several of the houses.

Comments are welcome on the application on Dorset Council’s planning section of its website until 21 May, with application reference number P/RES/2022/02437.

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New sitemap for Hospital Cross in Helston with The Range removed

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New plans have been submitted for the proposed retail park in Helston, showing one less store.

A full planning application was submitted last September for development of land at the top of the town to include a McDonald’s, Aldi, The Range and Costa.

The pristine 2.7 hectare site is in Hospital Cross, between Sainsbury’s supermarket and Flambards theme park, and RNAS Culdrose.

However, a new sitemap has now been submitted by the Pegasus Group, on behalf of Parsonage Developments Ltd, which shows The Range removed from the plans.

This follows an objection from the Ministry of Defence, which led developers and planners to agree to an eight-week deadline to make room for further consultation, after it was found that current proposals should be modified or risk being rejected.

The objection stated that the development would fall within a safeguard zone of one of the MoD’s air navigation aids, a High Resolution Direction Finder (HRDF), which is located on a mast near the runway at RNAS Culdrose.

The safeguard zone that surrounds the HRDF is designed to maintain a protected grade line around the instrument, so that it is not obstructed or its performance degraded by nearby buildings or structures.

The sitemap now, with The Range removed Photo: The Pegasus Group/Cornwall Council

Along with breaching the Safeguard Area, the MoD also raised concerns about bird strikes that could result from the development, “providing additional attractants to dangerous birds, resulting in an increased risk of strike of birds for aircraft operating from RNAS Culdrose”.

The Ministry of Defense has also raised concerns that waste generated from the development could end up on the base’s runway, causing a risk of “foreign object debris”.

The new site plan shows that Aldi has been moved further to the Culdrose side of the site, into space that would previously have been occupied by The Range.

The remaining area is now designated as a service yard and parking lot, following a redesign of the parking spaces.

Details of the layout of McDonald’s and Costa appear to remain unchanged.

The previous sitemap with The Range alongside Aldi Picture: Pegasus.

The previous sitemap with The Range alongside Aldi Picture: Pegasus.

The app continues to divide opinion, with members of the public commenting as recently as February and March this year.

The most recent comment was supportive, with the writer saying, “I fully support this development in hopes it will improve my children’s quality of life, save me gas money to travel more away to use these businesses, and will bring jobs and business to Helston.

“I will also be returning to work very soon and as someone experienced in retail I can see the potential to get a job with one of these companies.”

Another wrote: “Interest in Helston is rapidly diminishing as it doesn’t have much to offer. I think these new ventures are a very good idea to bring more attention to the town and also more jobs for residents.

However, a third person wrote: ‘As a resident of the Lizard Peninsula, I strongly oppose this proposed development for several reasons.’

He then listed some of them, including traffic, describing the roundabouts which would be affected by the proposal as ‘already awful in the summer months’, adding: ‘There are many days where traffic is blocked for miles in all directions from these intersections. It’s the only way out of the Lizard and traffic is more than an inconvenience, it’s a significant health and safety concern. Imagine you’re rushing towards A&E or you are evacuating an area due to a fire that is spiraling out of control.

He also cited conservation as another reason, as well as concerns about noise and odor nuisance, particularly air pollution, concluding: “I believe this development project will be a social, fiscal and health burden. for our community.”

In total, Cornwall Council has received 282 comments from the public so far, with 190 objecting and 88 in favour.

The latest site plan and proposed designs can be found on the Cornwall Council website under Plans PA21/07481.

North Little Rock Unveils Entertainment Site Plan

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North Little Rock developers and officials announced a new $28 million entertainment complex on Friday that will include a driving range, restaurants, shops, bars and bowling alley.

People filled the lobby of North Little Rock City Hall for the much-anticipated announcement that the city will land a new “family-friendly” entertainment complex that will become a major draw in central Arkansas during its opening in the last quarter of 2023.

The project will be built on the site of the now closed Wild River Country Water Park on Crystal Hill Road.

“This is something, as I said, not just for North Little Rock but for Maumelle, West Little Rock, all of central Arkansas,” North Little Rock Mayor Terry Hartwick said. “When we bring people here, now they will have something else [to do] and, yes, go spend their money.”

The new development will be dubbed Maly’s Entertainment Area, after the Conway-based developer – the Maly Group – leading the effort. Maly Group owner Dr James Thomas said he expects his project to become a new model of entertainment.

“As a child, you were probably hanging out in a mall,” said Thomas, who is also a cardiologist at Conway. “There are no more malls now, so kids and everyone else needs a place to be entertained.”

The anchor of the new entertainment complex will be a golf and dining complex called “T-Time”, similar to Top Golf, the driving range chain. The complex will also include a virtual arcade, restaurants, specialty shops and eventually a hotel and multi-family homes.

The project is estimated at $28 million, which includes plans for the driving range and bowling alley, Thomas said.

Thomas said he landed on a site in North Little Rock while researching places in the area, eyeing a spot west of Little Rock. But with Wild River Country shutting down during the pandemic, the land in North Little Rock became available.

“His [got] easy access to highways with very good visibility both from [Interstate] 40 and [Interstate] 430,” Thomas said.

After finding the location, the Maly Group approached the town of North Little Rock with their plan. Hartwick and North Little Rock development manager Robert Birch said he was happy with the plan, as it is expected to create around 200 jobs.

“One thing we miss is that we don’t have these part-time jobs that students can work,” Birch said.

Hartwick, who was carrying a golf club at Friday’s event at Town Hall, couldn’t hide his delight at the announcement, stepping in to hug Thomas, after Thomas said the project would pay off $10 million to the city per year, including tax revenue.

Announcing the project was made easier because the Maly Group did not ask the city for money or tax breaks, Hartwick and Birch said. However, at the press conference, Thomas said he wanted a four-lane road connecting his development to I-40.

When asked what made North Little Rock attractive for a developer as opposed to Little Rock, Hartwick replied “besides the mayor”, jokingly referring to Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr.

For many, the news of an upcoming high-tech driving range and sports bar in central Arkansas was welcome news. In 2020, Little Rock officials attempted to get Top Golf to open a location in War Memorial Park, but ultimately no action was taken.

The North Little Rock site will be similar to Top Golf, but not affiliated with the chain and will be dubbed “T-Time”. Thomas said he considered trying to bring Top Golf to central Arkansas, but decided to back out of working with the chain.

“Oh my God, we never thought we would get such a response,” Thomas said. “We just wanted to showcase it, so Top Golf [doesn’t] announce in Little Rock.”

Thomas said he consulted Kansas City-based T-Shotz, a golf-focused entertainment and dining venue when considering his plans for North Little Rock. A previous report in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette incorrectly reported that T-Shotz would anchor the new development at North Little Rock.

Concord approves site plan for former job security building

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The next stage of the long-awaited redevelopment of the former Job Security Building quietly moved forward this week with a major milestone for the project just a month away.

Following widespread comment on the downtown building’s ugly appearance, the Concord Planning Board approved the John J. Flatley Company’s major site plan for demolition of the current structure and construction of 64 apartments on the 32-34 South Main Street plot.

Plans for the project include a six-story building with a fitness center, ground floor parking, a swimming pool and a pergola. Construction could be completed as early as spring or summer 2023.

The city first purchased the building from the state in 2014 for $1.575 million. Since then, the sales and development process has been bumpy. A previous deal with Dol-Soul Properties fell through and last fall the discovery of additional asbestos outside the building delayed the closing date with Flatley Company, which is now set for May 31.

In all, Concord paid $2.65 million into the property. After fees, subsidies and a final sale price of $350,000 from Flatley, the city’s net investment will be approximately $1.6 million.

Planning board chairman Richard Woodfin said that usually the board would expect more people to show up at a public hearing for a large multi-family development like this.

“This type of project would usually involve a few people, either neighbors or people with a heart to get rid of a beautiful historic building,” he said, prompting laughs.

The DES building is known for its dated facade with a grid of blue and yellow panels interspersed with windows of equal size.

By comparison, a heated aisle dispute between two East Concord neighbors took up a third of Wednesday’s board meeting, leaving a nearly empty room for the Flatley Company’s presentation.

Attorney Ray D’Amante told council he hated the current building on South Main, which has been an eyesore in downtown Concord for as long as he can remember.

“I’m very happy to be part of the team ahead of you tonight,” said D’Amante. “I’ll be even happier when that first bullet hits the side of that building.”

Council granted waivers for a traffic study requirement and a slightly steeper driveway grade.

Annual property taxes for the redeveloped site could yield between $200,000 and $257,000 per year, using the 2021 municipal tax rate. Concord estimated that the assessed value of the site would be between $8 million and $10.24 million. dollars.

These tax dollars will go to the Sears Block Tax Increment Finance District to pay off the debt before they go to the general fund. A tax increase district, or TIF district, is a tool that municipalities like Concord use to encourage economic development in a particular area by paying for infrastructure costs.

Planning Board Vice Chair Carol Foss asked the Flatley team about the lack of playgrounds in the complex’s outdoor spaces.

“I don’t see any accommodations for kids,” Foss said.

Doug Richardson, vice president of acquisitions and planning for the Flatley Company, said that at the other four Flatley properties in New Hampshire, children made up only 4 to 5 percent of occupants.

“The main residents who come to a place like this are usually young professionals and empty nests,” Richardson said.

Foss said even a few children could benefit from a swing.

On Wednesday, the council also approved a multi-colour light display on the roof of the Concord Hotel, where previously only one color could be lit at a time. Currently, the top of the building is lit with blue and yellow lights at night in support of Ukraine, which lead planner Sam Durfee said was a particular exception.

Capital Commons conducted a trial on Dec. 24 with green and red lights. Some of the light scheme ideas included red, white and blue lights for July 4 and rainbow colors for Pride month.

The East Market Street site plan is discussed –

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Construction of new downtown townhouses could begin in late fall this year.

Eric Woolley of Woolley Engineering and Eleventh Street Partners has submitted a preliminary site plan which includes ten townhouses along East Market Street and 11th Street NE.

Construction could take a year.

The project would also include streetscape improvements and new sidewalks.

The aim of the project is to bring a new high quality and environmentally friendly residential offer to the city centre.

“It’s extremely exciting for our team to be able to grow in Charlottesville, especially downtown in a great neighborhood,” said Keith Payne, one of the owners.

The preliminary site plan will be administratively approved by City staff as the proposed use is de jure with no rezoning or special use permits required.

However, city staff cannot approve the preliminary site plan until Charlottesville City Council acts on a related matter. The project involves the closure of a paper alley, which requires council action.

“City council does not approve closing the lane, it wouldn’t necessarily preclude approval of the current development, but we would need to make design changes in response to their action,” Woolley said.

The staff development review team is currently reviewing the preliminary site plan and subdivision applications.

Next Public Consultation for Truck and Freight Site Analysis PD&E Study

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public meeting regarding the Project Plans Development and Environmental Assessment (PD&E) of the Truck and Freight Alternate Site Analysis Project on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. The purpose of this project is to evaluate and recommend potential alternatives for truck and freight parking sites along the I-4 corridor that are viable for use by private and public operators.

Additional public meetings for potential alternative truck parking sites along the I-4 corridor are scheduled for April 2022 for Orange and Osceola counties. A public meeting was held in Seminole County in March 2022. Each public meeting for this project will include the same information and presentations about potential sites in all counties.

The Department offers several ways for the community to participate in the meeting. All participants, regardless of the platform they choose, will participate in the same live meeting.

Virtual option: Interested parties can join the Virtual Public Meeting (VPM) from a computer, tablet or mobile device. A VPM is a free live presentation or webinar over the Internet. For this option, pre-registration is required by visiting attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2683019897236010765. Once registered, attendees will receive a confirmation email with information to join the online meeting. Please note that Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this webinar. If registering online, please provide sufficient online time to view the presentation in its entirety.

Telephone option (listening only): Participants can join the meeting in listen-only mode by dialing 631-992-3221 and entering passcode 218-033-636 when prompted.

In-Person Open House Option: Attendees may attend in person by heading to Volusia County Fairgrounds, Talton Exhibit Hall, 3150 E New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724 anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to view a looping presentation and project exhibits , talk with project team members, and submit comments or questions.

If you are attending in person, please remember to follow all safety and hygiene guidelines as well as obey local ordinances. If you are unwell, please consider attending the meeting virtually or by phone.

All meeting materials, including the presentation, will be available on the project website at www.cflroads.com/project/447724-1 prior to the meeting.

Audience participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or marital status. Individuals wishing to raise concerns regarding FDOT Title VI compliance may do so by contacting Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator, at [email protected]

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are, or have been, conducted by FDOT pursuant to 23 USC §327 and a memorandum of understanding dated December 14, 2016, and performed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.

Individuals requiring accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or individuals requiring (free) translation services should contact Mark Trebitz, PE at 386-943-5157 or [email protected] dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you have hearing or speech problems, please contact us using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).

Montreal’s Loew’s Theater commemorated in the development of a new site

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From left to right: John Marcovecchio, CEO, Magil Construction; Marco Millin, Vice President, Real Estate Financing, Business Services, Laurentian Bank; Kate Low, Regional Vice President (Quebec), Real Estate Finance, BMO; Charles Li, Tianqing Group; Kheng Ly, President and CEO, Brivia Group; Chee Sing Yip, founder of Kim Phat Group; Fangfei Wang, Deputy Director, Montreal Branch, Bank of China; Michelle Vien, Senior Director, Real Estate Finance Division, Eastern Canada, CIBC and Olivier Legault, Senior Associate Architect, BLTA. Photo courtesy Brivia Group

A 19-story mixed-use development will soon be built on the former site of Montreal’s historic Loew’s Theatre, giving the city’s Mainsfield Street a new face.

A significant presence of asbestos and significant structural constraints made it impossible to preserve what remained of the dilapidated theatre, other than the walkway over the north aisle. Moreover, the subdivision of the interior over the years has damaged the characteristic spatial sequence, affecting the historical value of the building. However, in keeping with the promoter Groupe Brivia’s commitment to Montreal’s heritage, the company is building a project in its place that blends carefully into its immediate environment, consisting of several buildings of architectural interest.

The design will reconnect Cathcart and Metcalfe streets and recall the site’s cinematic past with a dome above the main entrance soffit that will mimic the original theater ceiling. Pedestrians will be immersed in an urban mural, bringing together elements inspired by the former Loew’s Theatre.

As site excavation begins, 226 downtown residential units take another step toward completion. Future residents of the project will have the opportunity to live next to Sainte-Catherine Street, starting in 2024.

Béïque Legault Thuot Architectes (BLTA), the architects of the project, reflected the different uses of the site in their vision. At the forefront of urban life, an outdoor swimming pool on a rooftop terrace overlooking Dorchester Square and the shops and boutiques of downtown Montreal will be one of the main features of the building.

“Redeveloping an iconic site like the former Loew’s Theater requires skill and sensitivity, and I am particularly sensitive to what this place represents,” said Kheng Ly, Founder, President and CEO of Brivia Group. “As a Montrealer, I understand the attachment of citizens and the community to traces of the past. Here in Mansfield, we will strive to remember the beautiful hours and moments experienced by Montrealers who, for decades, occupied the seats of Loew’s Theatre. I want this atmospheric walkway to be a time-tested reminder of the site’s cultural past.

Planning commission approves site plan for large housing estate | Local News

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A preliminary site plan was approved by the Defiance planning commission on Monday to build dozens of homes in the southeastern outskirts of the town.

The subject property, located at the northwest corner of the T-intersection of Carter Road and Ohio 15 in Defiance Township Section 36, is being proposed for new single family homes by Duane and Jhonelle Kees of Zion Real Estate Development in Fort Wayne.

Some 82 homes are proposed for the first round of development with another phase planned for the future.

The site plan was approved Monday without opposition and details plans for the construction of 82 single-family homes with more possible in a future phase. A small pond is proposed in each phase with houses built around them.

“We are delighted,” Johnelle Kees told the commission on Monday. “We hope you are.”

Kees hopes the houses could be started in about a year.

Asked about home prices, Kees said between $250,000 and $350,000 at today’s prices.

The site has not yet been annexed to the city.

Defiance County Commissioners have approved a petition asking for the 52,371 acres to be incorporated into Defiance, but the annexation must still be submitted to the city council for approval after a required 60-day waiting period.

The council has already approved legislation indicating which municipal services the city government would extend to the property after annexation to Defiance.

Also on Monday, the commission approved a zoning exemption requested by Cheryl Rupple of The Purple Dog, 1506 Baltimore Road, for a new building measuring 40 feet by 60 feet.

The variance allows for an eight-foot fence on the property instead of the six-foot maximum allowed under city zoning requirements.

A neighbor at 1502 Cherry St. expressed concern about maintaining a fence between properties, but it should remain.

Rupple informed the commission that his company planned to set up parking behind the building for its employees. This will allow customers to park in front.

The company offers boarding services for dogs. Rupple said 1,800 dogs were in his database.

Carolina Panthers Rock Hill SC Headquarters Site Development Schedule

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The Carolina Panthers have announced the termination of their contract with the City of Rock Hill for the construction of a new team headquarters and practice site. The project had been seen as transformational for Rock Hill and York County.

So how did the team and the city get here?

Here’s a timeline of key developments spanning five years of planning for the Panthers’ move:

An August 2018 letter from Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys to Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper, later published online by Gettys, features Rock Hill as a sports destination and invites Tepper to visit the city and explore options for a new team headquarters and training facility.

In November 2018, broadcaster and then-voice of the Carolina Panthers, Mick Mixon, spoke at a meeting of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce in Rock Hill, where Mixon released a list of hypotheses alluding to a headquarters project.

“What if I told you a few hundred acres somewhere near here is going to be bought up pretty soon,” Mixon said at that meeting, “and a state-of-the-art training facility with restaurants, stores, banks , condos, apartments are going to be built and the Carolina Panthers business center is going to move here?”

After the meeting, area business leaders said they viewed Mixon’s comments as hypothetical and not an announcement.

“As speaker of the chamber, I hope that’s true,” said Rob Youngblood, then speaker of the chamber. “It would be great even to be considered for something like that.”

In March 2019, U.S. Representative Ralph Norman and Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys confirmed that the city and the team had discussed a headquarters in Rock Hill. The two chosen ones met the team in February 2019 to pitch the Rock Hill project.

That same month, state lawmakers and Gov. Henry McMaster met to discuss legal changes — they would ultimately be approved in May 2019 — to allow tax incentives for the Panthers.

Later in March 2019, Gettys confirmed that the Hutchison Farm site off I-77 was under consideration for the team’s training facility. The property was in York County, but later annexed to the Rock Hill town limits.

In May 2019, a joint letter signed by the mayors of Rock Hill, Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach expressed support for the Rock Hill site. The letter from the state’s major landmarks urged state lawmakers to enact economic incentives under discussion at the time, which those lawmakers would do.

“The impact on Rock Hill and York County in the specific case before us today will be felt for generations to come,” the mayors wrote.

In June 2019, Tepper and team officials joined city and state leaders for a cheer rally in downtown Rock Hill to announce a partnership. Tepper spoke of a world-class orthopedic and executive medicine facility in addition to the Panthers facility in Rock Hill, which would attract people from across the country.

“It’s going to be a showcase here,” Tepper said at the Fountain Park rally. “We are going to bring people to this area. We’ll just have a sense of excellence not only up there for the football team, but everything we do here at Rock Hill.

In September 2019, multiple sources reported that land was under contract to be sold to the Panthers. In October 2019, Team Vice President and COO Mark Hart presented plans for the training site to the Rock Hill business community during a downtown business retreat. Hart talked about a training facility and headquarters, but also venues for other events, and even a golf course purchase.

“We want our facility in this community to have an iconic presence,” Hart said.

In November 2019, the Rock Hill City Council began the team headquarters approval process, after months of discussions ranging from allowing what could have been South Carolina’s tallest building to playing , tattooing and other possible businesses on the site.

Gettys asked its business community in December 2019 to convey the need for a sense of urgency to York County officials to bring the $2 billion Panthers project to fruition. City officials requested changes to tax districts, which the county would have to approve, to allow Opportunity Zone funding for the Panthers and other development projects.

“The one thing we’re missing to make all of this happen is a sense of urgency,” Gettys said at the time.

In February 2020, the state Department of Transportation issued a public notice of an I-77 interchange planned to serve the Panthers project. The $90 million project would be part of a larger road improvement plan in the region, boosted by the new headquarters.

In March 2020, the hiring of contractors began for the construction of the new Panthers site. That same month, York County agreed to its share of the project and released details of the incentives involving the city, county and team.

The county’s final vote in April took place despite few people being able to attend, amid the early stages of social distancing due to COVID-19.

In March 2020 the team purchased Waterford Golf Club and its planned headquarters.

In June 2020, nearly $35 million in federal funds was announced for the new I-77 exit.

Foundation stone laid in July 2020 with the aim of opening the new head office in 2023.

Hart held a virtual presentation for around 1,000 people in October 2020 to update plans for the site, which the team called “The Rock”.

In February 2021, the team had a time lapse video to show the construction progress.

A May 2021 request from the team to York County requested assistance with infrastructure costs. A letter from Hart to the county that month indicated that Rock Hill’s expected money had not come. Bonds were to be issued by the city by October 2020, according to the letter, and an extension to February 2021 had already been missed. The city said it has met its financial obligations up to this point.

“Unfortunately, infrastructure funding remains at a crossroads,” Hart wrote to the county.

In June 2021, the team and the Tepper family announced a combined donation of $700,000 to Miracle Park, indicating plans for an ongoing partnership with the city where his team would operate.

A March announcement from the team said the headquarters project would be put on hold due to ongoing funding issues with the city. An announcement from Tepper Sports & Entertainment read:

“Given the economic realities, the difficult but prudent decision has been made to put the project on hold. Ongoing work will continue with our partners to find an economically acceptable solution for all parties to continue this project at Rock Hill.

Later in March, York County agreed to a newly proposed funding agreement with the team and the city. In it, four decades of incentives would pay for the $225 million in public infrastructure at the heart of the team’s funding with the city.

On Tuesday, the team announced that it would end its contract with Rock Hill for construction at the site off I-77.

This story was originally published April 19, 2022 1:26 p.m.

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John Marks graduated from Furman University in 2004 and joined the Herald in 2005. He covers community growth, municipalities, transportation and education primarily in York and Lancaster counties. The Fort Mill native has won dozens of South Carolina Press Association awards and several President McClatchy Awards for news coverage in Fort Mill and Lake Wylie.
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Cobb commissioners on Tuesday approved an amendment to the site plan and details of the development of an oil change business in a vacant quadrant of the Roswell-Johnson Ferry Road intersection.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change’s proposal to construct a 2,088-square-foot building on the site of a former Chevron station was put on the agenda with consent from commissioners at a rezoning hearing.

You can read the revised application by clicking here and an updated development plan by clicking here.

The new company will have three bays and will have access to them on a right-in, right-out basis. The plans call for a landscaping plan and 15 parking spaces. The Chevron station, which closed in 2020, was demolished last year and the nearly three-acre lot has stood vacant ever since.

The land is in front of the Merchants Festival shopping centre, but not part of it.

The East Cobb Civic Association also submitted comments ahead of the vote that were not immediately available online.

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The planning commission approves the layout plan for a large housing estate | Local News

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A preliminary site plan was approved by the Defiance planning commission on Monday to build dozens of homes in the town’s southeastern outskirts.

The subject property, located at the northwest corner of the T-intersection of Carter Road and Ohio 15 in Defiance Township Section 36, is being proposed for new single family homes by Duane and Jhonelle Kees of Zion Real Estate Development in Fort Wayne.

Some 82 homes are proposed for the first round of development with another phase planned for the future.

The site plan was approved Monday without opposition and details plans for the construction of 82 single-family homes with more possible in a future phase. A small pond is proposed in each phase with houses built around them.

“We are delighted,” Johnelle Kees told the commission on Monday. “We hope you are.”

Kees hopes the houses could be started in about a year.

Asked about home prices, Kees said between $250,000 and $350,000 at today’s prices.

The site has not yet been annexed to the city.

Defiance County Commissioners have approved a petition asking for the 52,371 acres to be incorporated into Defiance, but the annexation must still be submitted to the city council for approval after a required 60-day waiting period.

The council has already approved legislation indicating which municipal services the city government would extend to the property after annexation to Defiance.

Also on Monday, the commission approved a zoning exemption requested by Cheryl Rupple of The Purple Dog, 1506 Baltimore Road, for a new building measuring 40 feet by 60 feet.

The variance allows for an eight-foot fence on the property instead of the six-foot maximum allowed under city zoning requirements.

A neighbor at 1502 Cherry St. expressed concern about maintaining a fence between properties, but it should remain.

Rupple informed the commission that his company planned to set up parking behind the building for its employees. This will allow customers to park in front.

The company offers boarding services for dogs. Rupple said 1,800 dogs were in his database.

Corning Northside School Site Plan Involves Rental of Single-Family Homes

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After years of delays, plans for Northside Place have changed and 24 single-family rental homes are now planned on the former Northside School site in Corning.

Riedman Companies, which purchased the site in early 2020, originally planned to build single-family homes, costing between $336,900 and $377,900, at Northside Place.

But the plan has been delayed by COVID-19, rising costs, delays in sourcing building materials and lack of interest, forcing the company to change its approach.

Jerry Watkins, senior real estate director at Riedman Companies, said construction of the first single-family rental home will begin in April, with work on a new home beginning every two weeks thereafter.

The first house is expected to be completed in January 2023, with the entire project expected to be completed in January 2024, Watkins said. Rental rates for 1,400-1,500 square foot homes are to be determined, but will be at or above market rate.

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Chris Sharkey, president of Corning Enterprises, said she contacted Riedman Companies in February to ask if there was a different, accelerated plan that would address the Northside Place project.

Riedman Companies, a Rochester-based company, worked diligently to develop a new plan for the project on the city’s north side.

“In terms of making that decision, if you look at some of the news and some of the stuff that’s going on out there, single family home rentals are becoming a popular thing,” Watkins said. “So we think that will be an ideal thing to do.”

Councilman Mark ReSue, I-7, who represents the neighborhood where Northside Place is located, is hopeful but not convinced the work will actually take place.

“I’ll believe it when I see it,” ReSue said. “Riedman made multiple obligations that they failed to meet.”

The letter Riedman Companies wrote to the city and Corning Enterprises regarding its new plan is not legally binding.

“They have no obligation to follow up on this,” ReSue said. “They didn’t follow up on anything else that was presented to us. When they do, that’s when I’ll start to believe it.

To date, Riedman Companies has not violated any contractual or legal agreement with the city, or any law.

But ReSue’s comments are partly due to Riedman’s announcement in late August 2021 that construction of a second single-family home would begin on the site in September. This work never took place.

The number of single-family homes built for rental purposes is growing and currently accounts for about 6% of all new homes built in the United States, according to the US Census Bureau. This number is expected to double in the next 10 years.

“Corning Enterprises will work diligently with Riedman Associates to ensure the timeline and schedule are met,” Sharkey said.

Mayor Bill Boland called Riedman’s plan a wonderful change.

“It’s something we’ve been looking forward to for quite some time,” Boland said. “It sounds like an exciting concept.”

Boland said the project reflects an emerging concept in housing across the country.

“I think it’s just a whole new product that’s welcome and innovative,” Boland said.

Riedman Companies has a strong property management presence in Corning and will manage the development. The company operates Academy Place – the former building of the Corning Free Academy – as well as locations in Hornell and Elmira.

“It’s been very successful for us down there in the southern part,” Watkins said.

Solar farm site plan discussed in Tusculum | Local News

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The Tusculum Planning Commission reviewed a preliminary site plan for an 80-acre solar farm off Ball Road on Tuesday evening and interviewed a representative of the Silicon Ranch project owner.

Commission members raised their concerns with Emma Tillitski, a senior project development associate with the Nashville-based company.

The Planning Commission must approve a site plan so that Silicon Ranch can begin work on the property. The company finalized the purchase of the land in March and expects the solar farm to be operational by December.

Tillitski said questions posed by members of the Planning Commission on Tuesday will be answered in time for the commission’s next meeting on May 10, when company officials seek formal approval of the site plan.

On February 28, the Tusculum Council of Mayor and Commissioners approved by a 2-to-1 vote a Silicon Ranch rezoning application to make the M-1 industrial property uniformly zoned.

Commissioner Mike Burns, who is also vice-chairman of the Planning Commission, voted against the rezoning application. Teresa McCrary, Secretary of the Planning Commission, is asking for more information about the project and also for assurances from Silicon Ranch that it will restore the land to its previous state after the solar farm ceases operations.

The Tusculum Solar Farm is one of four planned for Greene County by Silicon Ranch. In addition to the Tusculum property, the company has also completed the purchase of a 141-acre parcel on Liberty Hill South Road and a 55-acre property off Reed Road, both in unincorporated sections. of Greene County.

The Tusculum solar farm would operate on land bordered by Ball Road, Afton Road and US 11E. Company officials said the solar panels would be surrounded by fencing and the property would be lined with plant pads.

Electricity produced by the solar farm would be sold to Greeneville Light & Power System and fed into the utility’s electrical grid. The Tusculum location and other planned solar farm sites are all near utility substations, Brown said.

A total of 180 solar panels housing 14,350 solar panel modules will be arranged in four separate rows on the property, which will also include two electrical transformers, two chain-link perimeter access gates and two 20-inch driveway security gates. feet. A driveway intended for use by Greeneville Light & Power System will have an entrance on US 11E, while a service road will have an entrance on Ball Road.

The site would include 3,350 feet of gravel access road. Approximately 36 acres will be fenced, along with the surrounding vegetative buffer. The Project’s “disturbance area” is just under 50 acres.

A final site plan including the envisioned landscaping was not complete, Tillitski said.

“We are working on the project with Greeneville Light & Power,” she said.

Silicon Ranch’s purchase of the 80.25-acre property from Wayne Jeffers was officially finalized on March 8. The purchase price is $1.3 million, according to a warranty deed filed with the Greene County Deed Registry Office.

Preparatory work has begun. Some trees have been cleared from certain sections of the property, Tillitski said.

The company has been in contact with the owners of land adjacent to the planned solar farm.

“Some people have been active and interested in the project,” Tillitski said.

A petition signed by more than 50 property owners opposing the rezoning application was presented to the Mayor’s Council and Commissioners ahead of the February 28 vote approving the rezoning.

Developers are trying to “maintain the integrity” of the ridge line surrounding the property, Tillitski said.

“We have tried to prevent the clearing of trees as much as possible,” she said.

The solar panels are designed to present a low profile to surrounding neighbors, Tillitski said.

McCrary is concerned about the acceptability of land use for a solar farm project.

“We have to make sure it’s legal and make sure we’re not responsible,” she said.

McCrary asked about the noise level at the solar farm. She mentioned a controversial Bitcoin mine in Limestone in Washington County that led to numerous noise complaints and lawsuits against owners to cease operations, and a Silicon Ranch solar farm in Jonesborough that began operations in January. .

Tillitski replied that solar farm technology has nothing to do with a bitcoin mine. Tillitski said she would look into any issues related to what McCrary called the “energy conversion” process at the Jonesborough Solar Farm site.

Tillitski said that once the construction phase of the Tusculum solar farm is complete, noise from power generation is barely audible on site.

Rick Fancher, who lives next door to the solar farm, said he was concerned about the location of two transformers that will be on the Tusculum property, as shown in the proposed site plan, and “the glare” from solar panels as they move during the day to convert sunlight into electricity.

The modules will be arranged to minimize glare, Tillitski said. She will also consider a request to place additional hedges along the property line.

McCrary referenced a bill pending in the state General Assembly that would direct the Tennessee Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations to conduct a study “of the overall effect of solar power development in large scale in this state”.

“There’s so much we don’t know and so many issues that haven’t been looked into,” McCrary said.

To ensure that Silicon Ranch returns the land to its undeveloped state after the solar farm’s operational life ends, McCrary asked about the possibility of issuing a “decommissioning bond” to ensure that the city ​​is not responsible for the works.

“We don’t make any income unless we generate electricity” so the property isn’t allowed to fall into disrepair, Tillitski said after the meeting.

“It’s a field that we consider an asset,” she says.

Tillitski earlier told the Planning Commission that Silicon Ranch hopes to follow its previously announced timeline for the project. She will seek answers to questions posed on Tuesday ahead of the Planning Commission’s consideration of site plan approval at its May 10 meeting.

“I should be frank. We had to delay construction if the site plan was not approved in May. It would affect our relationship with Greeneville Light & Power,” she said.

Washington City Council Approves Site Plan for EBD Project | Radio KCII

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The Washington City Council accepted a major site plan for a local business at their recent meeting.

Council has approved a resolution for a construction plan for a wood storage building at Engineered Building Design located on Highways 1 and 92 north of West Main Street. Mayor Jaron Rosien shared that he and other city officials recently heard about the project during a tour for the director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority: “I will point out that we appreciated a tour of Engineered Building Design with Sally. [Hart] and Deanna [McCusker] when Debi Durham visited and David talked about this addition. It has also gone through P&Z, there is a site plan for drainage, which has been a high priority for P&Z and is recommended for approval.

A memo from the city’s construction and zoning official, Jeff Duwa, mentioned that the site plan had been reviewed by Garden and Associates for stormwater retention and flow before being submitted to the Planning Commission. and zoning. EBD is planning a 78 foot by 128 foot structure located near its truss fabrication facility in the southeast corner of its property. This will allow for easy access and dry storage of wood for their building projects that are currently outside in the elements.


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The auditor can determine if the conditions of the site plan are met

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Engage in Arlington civic activism and you will almost invariably be embroiled in one or more sitemap battles between the developers on the one hand, the community on the other, and somewhere in between the government. County.

At the end of the day, a deal is usually negotiated. In exchange for increased density or other bonus features, the developer agrees to provide community-specific gear. Public art here, underground utilities there, affordable housing there. . . this kind of things.

But when the vote is taken and all parties move on, what then? That could be the goal of the Arlington government auditor over the next year.

Auditor Chris Horton has offered to spend about 300 of his 2,000 hours of work in fiscal year 2023 evaluating old site plans to determine whether the benefits promised to the public have actually materialized.

His work plan, which will have to be endorsed by the County Board, was welcomed at the April 7 meeting of the government’s audit committee.

“I really like this idea,” said John Vihstadt, a former county council member who currently serves as a citizens’ representative on the panel.

Vihstadt said ensuring the community benefits emanating from site plan covenants actually materialize will go a long way to “building community confidence in how the county is handling development and growth.”
“It will be reassuring for people,” he said.

County Executive Mark Schwartz agreed with the idea, saying it would be timely and help assess “how we are doing with the promises that have been made.”

But just wait a second, some of you long involved in county activism might say. Haven’t we been down this road before?
Indeed we have.

More than 15 years ago, the county government hired a consultant to determine if site plan conditions were being met.

“There was a lot of community involvement in 2005 and 2006,” said Schwartz, who was in county government but not county executive at the time.

The consultant delivered the report and while some recommendations to improve the monitoring process were adopted, a number were never addressed.
“Some [recommendations] have been implemented, but many have not,” acknowledged Schwartz.

The reason? It often boils down to staff availability and overall government priorities.

“I don’t want to pretend we have enough people” to complete every project, the county executive said.

Horton’s proposed audit is not likely to delve into the larger topic of whether the community was getting a fair deal in sitemap agreements with developers, as this is a matter of policy rather than an administrative task.

“I’m always thinking about ‘scope drift,'” Horton said of asking for a direct assessment of whether the site plan conditions are being met.

County Council will vote on Horton’s planned fiscal 2023 work plan in June. It is likely that the site plan audit will go through the approval process; two county council members (Takis Karantonis and Christian Dorsey) sit on the audit committee and have expressed support for the idea.

“Obviously we’re very interested in that,” Karantonis said.

The site plan audit will likely be the only major new initiative in Horton’s arsenal for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1, as it has a number of projects from previous years that need to be completed.

“Deferral audits are going to make up the bulk of the time spent” over the coming year, he said.

Horton is one of the few county government employees who report directly to the county council, rather than to Schwartz. The Audit Committee is an advisory committee appointed by the County Council.

Planning Board Approves Site Plan Revisions for Kmart Plaza | News

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HERKIMER, NY — The Herkimer Planning Board approved site plan revisions for the abandoned Kmart Plaza development in Herkimer on Monday evening.

The place has been vacant since the store closed in 2017.

In October, BME Associates of Fairport, which is located near Rochester, announced that it would purchase the site and redevelop the land into 4 separate building zones that will house a mix of commercial and retail users. Pristine Auto Wash, Wellnow Urgent Care and T-Mobile are 3 of the tenants known to move into the site.

The 4and is a yet-to-be-determined fast food restaurant with drive-thru.

As for the Kmart building itself, that remains to be seen, says planning board chairman Adam Hutchinson.

“At this point, they’re not doing anything with the old K-mart building. They’re splitting the lot. They’re subdividing it into different lots. Basically, they’re focusing on developing the front half which is the parking lot right now. This is where the buildings are going to be erected”.

Rebecca Spurr, project engineer at BME Associates, told the planning committee that work on the T-Mobile and Wellnow Urgent Care buildings would begin as soon as possible.

New Multi-Site Development to Bring More Affordable Housing to Louisville | Business

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A local developer has big plans to bring thousands of apartments to Louisville and help low-income families in the process.

The new development was announced Monday morning. It’s called Lou 2.2 and there are 10 resorts in the plan.

One of the approved projects – The Prestonian – will be located at the corner of South Gray Street and East Clay Street, near the Phoenix Hill neighborhood of Louisville.

LDG Development plans to create 2,200 units within the 10 complexes, some of which will be scattered throughout downtown Louisville, including the Russell neighborhood near Lake McNeely and Cane Run Road.

Some of these housing units will be set aside in an effort to meet the need for affordable housing in Louisville. The city needs 30,000 affordable housing units, so 1,300 of Lou 2.2 units will be specifically for those earning only 30-80% of the city’s median income.

LDG says the resorts will have on-site health and education services to improve the lives of its residents, especially those with low incomes.

“We all know homelessness is an issue in this community,” said Chris Dischinger, co-founder and director of LDG Development. “You don’t have to go very far to see it, feel it and believe it. And there are no easy answers to homelessness. I know that. You all know that. But we We have to start with having enough housing.”

Some of the Lou 2.2 projects are ready to go, while others are still in the proposal phase, but if all goes well, LDG Development expects the project to be completed in about 5 years.

The company plans to innovate on The Prestonian and 4 other sites by the end of this year and complete some by 2024.

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Dundas 71 Main Street builder prepares site plan and permit approvals

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Legacy Constructors Inc. this week installed temporary fencing around 71 Main Street in preparation for site plan approval and building permits for a 64-unit, nine-storey residential development on the site.

City of Hamilton spokeswoman Michelle Shantz confirmed eight site plan conditions remain outstanding, along with the city’s approval of a construction management plan and construction agreement. shoring and encroachment, before building permits are issued.

Shantz said April 5 that conditions still pending approval include: grading and drainage control; servicing plan, site plan drawing, taxes, tariff of fees, security deposit, removal of a holdback clause and special servicing agreement.

In an April 6 email to neighbors, Legacy Constructors and Porte-cochere houses vice president of operations and construction manager James Cameron said the company had arrived at the site for “preparatory activities” including tree removal and fencing installation.

“We have conducted an initial hazard assessment, with the safety of the public (and all) being our primary concern,” Cameron said in the email. “Under no circumstances should anyone enter the construction area unless authorized construction personnel.

“We will do our best to be good neighbors while working on this site, and that sentiment is echoed by the owner. We can appreciate the inconvenience and disruption that our work can sometimes bring. Please also understand that we have a job to do and are working together. If you have any legitimate concerns, please bring them to my attention. We will do our best to provide periodic updates in the future.

In a previous notice, Cameron said inquiries can be directed to his attention at 905-637-8888, ext. 204 or [email protected]

If construction excavations reveal undocumented archaeological resources, the Ontario Heritage Act requires work to be stopped and a licensed archaeologist hired for assessment.

If human remains are discovered during the excavation, the police or the coroner and the provincial registrar of cemeteries must be notified.

Solar farm site plan to be discussed by Tusculum planners | Local News

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The Tusculum Planning Commission will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 145 Alexander St.

Agenda items include a discussion of the site plan for a solar farm off Ball Road.

The purchase of the 80-acre property by Silicon Ranch Corp. from Nashville was finalized on March 8.

The Tusculum Council of Mayor and Commissioners on February 28 approved a resolution to rezone several parcels of land for the solar panel farm at all M-1s (Industrials).

The property had been divided into zones M-1, R-1 (low-density residential area), and B-1 (neighborhood business area).

The solar panel farm will be on property bordered by Ball Road, Afton Road and East Andrew Johnson Highway in Tusculum.

The solar panel area will be surrounded by fences and the property will be lined with plant pads, a Silicon Ranch spokeswoman told council members in February before voting 2-1 in favor of the rezoning request.

A more detailed site plan will be reviewed Tuesday evening by the Planning Commission.

A final site plan is subject to the approval of the Planning Commission. Silicon Ranch must also obtain regulatory approval from the state and other agencies for the project.

Electricity produced by the solar park will be sold to Greeneville Light & Power System and fed into the power grid for use by commercial and residential customers. The Tusculum location and three others slated for solar farm development in unincorporated sections of Greene County are near utility substations.

The current site plan locates the solar park entrance area off the East Andrew Johnson Highway.

Also on the planning commission’s agenda is a discussion regarding double-width homes in the city of Tusculum.

A discussion of “possible fence regulations” in the city is listed as another agenda item.

The next scheduled Planning Commission meeting after Tuesday evening is at 6 p.m. May 10 at Tusculum City Hall.

Fleming Residence could start next year pending site plan approval

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An architectural rendering of the proposed student residence for Fleming College on the Haliburton campus in Glebe Park. Screenshot

Fleming Residence could start next year pending site plan approval

By Darren Lum
Construction of the first phase could begin in late spring and take up to 18 months
Fleming College’s student residence plan with 94-bed space takes a step forward in its process to add much-needed accommodation to the area, following a special council meeting on March 25 which took place held virtually.
Council for the Municipality of Dysart et al accepted the zoning by-law amendment to address setback provisions and deferred the site plan agreement to be discussed at a future meeting.
The plan, which is expected to be executed in three phases, includes a 1,790 square foot residence, with four three-story buildings, divided into two pavilions, which includes 54 suites.
The first phase includes the construction of the first two buildings, with one building for each of the following phases. Pending site plan approval, the first phase is expected to begin in late spring or early summer 2023 and construction will take up to 18 months, then the college will assess the success of phase 1 by terms of occupancy to determine the need for further development. A year or two would pass before starting phase two. This residence will be served by municipal sewage and a new private well.

Even before the start of the discussion, the mayor of Dysart, Andrea Roberts, who is convinced that the residence will be filled during the opening phase, has shown her enthusiasm for the development.
“It’s a very exciting day for Dysart and for the college. It’s been a long time coming and it’s a desire of the municipality and basically the county to see a student residence here which will only help the college grow and [I’m] look forward to today’s meeting,” she said.
Public consultation on plans for Fleming College’s new residence on the 3.7 acres in Haliburton continues. Part of this already included the “traffic requirements of all neighboring property owners within 120 meters of the lands in question and the appropriate agencies were circulated for comment on March 1, 2020. The required advertisement was also placed in the local newspaper , in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act,” said Kris Oran, Senior Planner at Dysart.
While the mood in the township and college was positive, there are concerns among stakeholders. Some of these concerns include parking, for example whether there would be designated places for students, users, which include hikers, cyclists and Nordic skiers; lighting of parking lots and walking paths; the location of the wooden frame entrance barrier (closest to the college); accessibility; ensure that a trail width is consistent with the needs of the winter snowmobile trail under the Haliburton County Snowmobile Association and ensure that the access route for emergency vehicles is established in accordance according to the requirements.

The proposed plan for the Haliburton Residence at Fleming College includes four buildings completed in three phases. Screenshot

The college and its team were encouraged to address these concerns and consider the recommendations, as presented through this process, which included delegations made at the meeting. The team’s plan includes native landscaping, lights that meet the requirements of the night sky, and ensuring a landscaped buffer between the museum’s historic buildings and the residence. The latest concerns raised are expected to be addressed in the plan which has yet to be approved and will be part of a future meeting later this year.
Area resident Adam Brind, who lives a short walk from the college parking lot, asked about lighting and suggested planting mature evergreens to reduce the light directed at the back of his home.
A member of the consulting team, DM Wills Associates Limited lead designer Joe Fleming was open to the suggestion and said it was “an excellent suggestion for mitigating light intrusion”.
He added that the trees would also help provide shade for the parking lot.
Jim Blake of the Glebe Park and Museum Committee spoke on behalf of a few groups such as the museum, the HCSA and individuals. Blake pointed out that the path between the museum and the wood-framed entrance is frequently used as a passage and should be considered part of the plan that was not visually final with a path. The kiosk is valuable and should remain, as it functions as a gathering site and the space between the gate and the parking lot is used as a staging area for groups, he added.
Blake said Mike Darlington noted that the college parking lot lights went out at night.
“That’s right, Jim. The parking [lot] the lights go out when the college is closed. However, once we start having a residence there where students come and go all hours of the night, we will have to be mindful of their safety. That being said, I think we can have other conversations around the overflow parking lot [furthest away from the college]. I think we can do it for sure. But we can’t turn off all the lights. We just have to be very, very mindful of student safety,” said Sandra Dupret, Fleming College’s executive vice president, academic and student experience.

Blake also raised concerns with Darlington about “how the water management ditch silted up at the bottom of the hill near the leaf sculpture”. It has been suggested and it needs to be looked into, so that the water does not flow into the houses where his residence is instead of going east to Head Lake.
Another issue that came up at the meeting was the planned use of asphalt for the nearly 200-space parking lot, which was chosen in part for accessibility. The council was concerned about the environmental problems that asphalt could pose and that it was not complementary to the environment.
“Dealing with climate change and everything else in our world is always about trade-offs. And, you know, I guess I’m counting on the college team to kind of express a willingness or an unwillingness to go away, maybe, to reassess the need for all that asphalt,” Smith said.
Until council saw this recent plan, they were unaware of the choice to use asphalt for the parking lot. The Fleming team said stormwater management was being considered to mitigate flooding prior to the Darlington sighting.

Dupret said she recognizes the concern over the choice of surface.
She will consult with the team to deliberate on options related to the amount of asphalt used as requested by council.
Smith suggested the team look at the Minden Animal Hospital parking lot, with its permeable surface, as an example to consider.
Prism Partners Inc. co-chief executive Susan Conner, who is the project manager for the development, said the timeline for completion of the three phases is not known at this time.
“We heard a lot today. I think we need to digest that and think about what those solutions would look like, both in terms of implementation and cost of implementation. And I also think that working with Kris [Orsan, Dysart senior planner] and Jeff [Iles, Dysart director of planning]we need to do some housekeeping with the site plan agreement that you have in front of you… I think we need to do another draft, you know, and work with the staff to do a draft that addresses some of the things that I just spoke,” she said.

Auburn Planning Board reviews Popeyes site plan | Business

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Traffic was the main topic of conversation when the Auburn Planning Board considered a proposed Grant Avenue development that includes a Popeyes restaurant.

Engineer Brett Steenburgh and Kevin Parisi of developer Liberty Restaurants presented the project site plan to the board on Tuesday. It would merge six parcels — 121, 135, 139, 143 and 145 Grant Ave., and 9-13 McGarr St. — into three. The first would be a Popeyes and the second another quick-service restaurant, and both would be connected to Grant Avenue by a new access road.

The third plot was originally intended to be a two-story apartment complex. However, Steenburgh told the board that the developer is now considering a temperature-controlled self-storage facility on the 3.1-acre parcel. In addition to attracting less traffic, such an installation would meet a need in the sector, according to market studies. It would still have two floors and contain a freight elevator.

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The three houses, two garages and the commercial warehouse currently on the lots would be demolished.

“We hope to redevelop this and make it better than it would have been or was when these houses were occupied,” Steenburgh said.

The site plan will continue to take shape as Liberty works with the State Department of Transportation on traffic issues. Stephen Selvek, the city’s deputy director of planning and development, said the department’s analysis will be “critical” to the city’s decision on whether the site can support the project. According to department Datathis segment of Grant Avenue is Auburn’s busiest neighborhood.

Steenburgh said he didn’t anticipate Popeyes and the other restaurant, to be determined, would attract much more traffic. Popeyes would have two drive-thru lanes that can accommodate 12 to 14 vehicles, as well as 17 parking spaces, so backups wouldn’t be an issue either. However, Steenburgh continued, traffic patterns and especially turning movements could be altered by the project.

One way Liberty could mitigate those changes is to only allow right turns onto Grant Avenue from the access road, he said. Another possibility is to connect the road to Standart Avenue, and the developer is contacting the neighboring property owner in the hope that this will happen. Liberty also hopes to reduce the number of sidewalk plots on Grant Avenue from the current four.

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“We obviously want to make sure we have everyone’s support,” Parisi said. “We’re pretty confident that we’re going to work on something, but we just don’t know. A lot has to happen to get there.”

Council voted to table the site plan as the developer works to finalize it with the Department of Transportation.

Ahead of the vote, Selvek said council may consider approving the project in phases, beginning with Popeyes, after completing a state environmental quality review for the six plots.

The city wants to welcome new businesses, said board member Crystal Cosentino, but not at the expense of existing businesses.

“That’s what Grant Avenue is for,” she said. “If Popeyes is interested, it’s great that they want to invest in Auburn. But I think we have to make sure we hear people and make sure the city is comfortable with the design, and how the traffic can bypass Grant Avenue, so we don’t cause more headaches because it’s not good for business in general.

Lake Life editor David Wilcox can be reached at (315) 282-2245 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @drwilcox.

Washington City Council to Review Site Plan | Radio KCII

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The Washington City Council will hold a public hearing on the status of funded activities for the city regarding the Community Development Block Grant housing rehabilitation program on Tuesday.

The board will also consider an amendment to a processing agreement with Iowa Renewable Energy, a major site plan for engineering building design, and a tractor bid for the sewage treatment plant. Finally, the council will consider at second reading an ordinance repealing an ordinance declaring certain assets surplus and providing for their disposal. The council meets at 6 p.m. in the council chamber of the town hall.


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Guelph/Eramosa Council Approves Site Plan for Eight-Unit Building in Rockwood

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ROCKWOOD – Guelph/Eramosa Council has approved a site plan application for an eight-unit building in Rockwood.

At Monday’s meeting, council approved in principle the site plan application for an eight-unit apartment building at 150 Alma Street. Council has also delegated final approval of the plans, drawings and site plan agreement to Township General Manager Ian Roger.

The proposed site consists of an eight-unit apartment building with a height of 11 meters with 14 parking spaces, including two visitor parking spaces and two accessible parking spaces.

“The intent of the site plan application that has been submitted is to basically redevelop the site by removing the single family home and constructing an eight-unit apartment building that will be two and a half stories tall,” said Meagan Ferris, county director of planning and environment.

Ferris noted that the proposal complies with applicable zoning regulations and standards, including lot size, frontage, setbacks, landscaping and parking requirements.

“This application has been thoroughly reviewed with internal and external commenting agencies. The proposal, in terms of the use itself, is permitted in the county official plan and an apartment building is a permitted use on this property. It also complies with all required provisions of the bylaw,” Ferris explained.

“At this time all review agencies are generally supportive of this request and the overall site plan itself, there are only minor tweaks that are required before final approval.”

The application was reviewed by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO); Grand River Conservation Authority; Gas Union; emergency services and firefighters; the township’s consulting engineer, RJ Burnside; and the head of the building department.

Ferris further noted that there were no objections to the application and that all necessary MTO permits and building permits had been obtained.

The council was happy with the request, as the development is only two and a half stories high and would suit the aesthetics of the township.

“It ticks all the boxes in terms of immediate relief. The fact that they already have MTO approval is no small feat. It adds eight more units to Rockwood and I think that’s a good thing. Housing is a serious problem everywhere. This small path contributes to the lack of housing,” the councilor said. Marc Bouwmeester.

The rest of the council echoed Bouwmeester’s remarks about the housing crisis and thought the building would help fill the township’s housing shortage.

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Council approves site plan for eight-unit building in Rockwood

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GUELPH/ERAMOSA – City Council has approved a site plan application for an eight-unit building in Rockwood.

On April 4, council received a planning report regarding the application for 150 Alma Street.

The proposed site plan consists of an eight-unit building and would contain a total of 14 parking spaces, including two visitor parking spaces and two accessible parking spaces.

Wellington County Planner Meagan Ferris said the proposal complies with applicable zoning regulations and standards, including lot size, frontage, setbacks, landscaping and parking requirements.

“The proposal, in terms of the use itself, is permitted in the County Official Plan and an apartment building is a permitted use on this property,” Ferris explained.

“At this time all review agencies are generally supportive of this request and the overall site plan itself, there are only minor tweaks that are required before final approval.”

She noted that no objections had been received and Ministry of Transportation (MTO) permits had been issued.

“He ticks all the boxes,” councilor Mark Bouwmeester said. There isn’t much there and the fact that they already have MTO approval is no small feat.

“It adds eight more units to Rockwood and I think that’s a good thing.”

He added: “Housing is a serious problem everywhere, or the lack of housing, so that helps in a small way to add more houses.

“It will be a nice addition to Main Street Rockwood.”

Acknowledging the housing crisis, Mayor Chris White echoed Bouwmeester’s comments.

“I think you’re absolutely right in terms of housing, and rental homes are just as dire as housing, so getting smaller rents on the market is absolutely a positive thing for those who are downsizing or coming to enter the market,” White said. .

New councilor Steven Liebig said: “Even with the province looking at ways to increase residential development, housing etc. and the need for it is a great idea.

“Looks like it’s well built and well designed…will be a great addition to Rockwood.”

Ferris said the site plan agreement is being drafted and once finalized will be forwarded to the township attorney for review and then to the developer for signature.

She recommended Council approve the site plan.

Council has approved the proposed site plan and will delegate final approval of the plans, drawings and site plan agreement, once finalized, to the township chief executive, the report said.

Plans revealed for phase two development of key Crewkerne site

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Residents of Crewkerne got their first glimpse of how the rest of a major development in their town could take shape.

Taylor Wimpey Exeter has won planning permission to build 635 new homes on the key Crewkerne site, which lies between the A30 Yeovil Road and the A356 Station Road east of the city centre. South Somerset District Council approved detailed plans for the first 110 homes in March 2021, with construction officially starting later the same year.

The developer has now revealed its proposed designs for the remaining homes at the northern end of the site, which could be delivered within the next three to four years. The master plan for the key site includes the new homes being delivered in two phases – the first phase of 110 homes in the south (which will also provide employment land and a 60-bed care home) and phase two of 525 homes in the north ).

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The new link road will connect the two phases, with the vacant space between becoming the “southern park”, with new woods and open green spaces in addition to the planned play areas. Once construction is complete, these green spaces will be transferred to either Crewkerne Borough Council or the new Somerset Unitary Council, which is due to formally take over in April 2023.

The first details of phase two were released as part of a consultation event hosted by Taylor Wimpey in late March before a formal planning application was submitted to the district council. Of the 525 homes offered in phase two, 33 will be affordable, bringing the total for the two phases to 50.

Plans include an area near the A30 which is for a new primary school – one of the conditions for granting preliminary permission. However, Somerset County Council advised in January 2021 that the site will no longer be needed in light of its reforms of existing schools in and around Crewkerne and Ilminster which will come into effect in September 2022.



Plans for 525 homes in phase two of key Crewkerne site

In light of this, the school site is likely to be given over to further accommodation – although this will require a separate planning application. Taylor Wimpey is still to provide more than £2.2million for new places in Crewkerne Schools as part of the outline permission – one of several financial contributions to the town that have been secured.

These include over £393,000 for open space and recreation outside the site (which could be used to improve other parks and play facilities), £277,000 to improve Crewkerne’s existing road network , £164,000 to secure local bus services and over £100,000 for improved cycling facilities in and around the city.

A spokesperson for Taylor Wimpey said: “At the heart of the development is the new Village Green and Local Center which provides informal and formal open space, including a playground. To the east of the Village Green, a new local center building is located which will provide opportunities for shops, cafes or other facilities for the community.

“The southern parks area will provide additional informal space for people and wildlife, with extensive timber plantations creating habitats here and informal mown paths providing walking routes.”



Plans for open green space and link road in phase two of key Crewkerne site
Plans for open green space and link road in phase two of key Crewkerne site

A formal planning application covering phase two is expected to be submitted to the district council in the coming months. Taylor Wimpey has indicated that the haul road linking the phase one and phase two sites could be delivered in full by summer 2023, with the last link road and access to the A30 completed when the first 200 houses are occupied. .

Construction of phase one is expected to be completed by the summer of 2024, with phase two commencing around that time, provided additional planning agreement can be secured.

Crescent City Harbor Officials Refuse Site Development’s Request to Present Their Vision for Redevelopment of Bayside RV Parks, Redwood Harbor Village | Wild Rivers Outpost

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Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Friday, April 1 at 12:19 p.m. / Local Government

Crescent City Harbor officials decline on-site development application to present vision for redevelopment of Bayside RV Parks, Redwood Harbor Village


Previously:

• Another firm moves to Port of Crescent City on its RV parks, says plan includes long-term residents

• “This is not my port, this is not my vision”; developer will meet with Crescent City Harbor Commissioners and RV Park residents

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Crescent City Harbor Commissioners will not hear a presentation from On-Site Development, the area-linked construction company offering an alternative to Alex Lemus and Renewable Energy Capital to revitalize two RV parks at the harbor .

In an email to on-site development project manager Kay Fry on Thursday, Harbor Master Tim Petrick said the stewards chose to deny his request to be placed on Tuesday’s agenda on the advice from their lawyers.

“In this case, the Crescent City Harbor District Board issued a request for proposal in 2020 and then selected a developer,” Petrick told Fry. “We appreciate your interest in working with the Port District and encourage you to monitor and submit proposals to any future tenders.”

According to Petrick, since the Harbor District Board of Commissioners approved a project by Lemus, which was the sole respondent to a request for proposals in December 2020 to redevelop the harbour, they could not accept the on-site development proposal.

After lengthy negotiations, including holding a closed-door meeting on Thursday, the Harbor District Council is expected to consider a lease deal with Lemus on Tuesday, Petrick told the Outpost.

In August 2021, Lemus unveiled plans to upgrade Bayside RV Park’s landscaping and infrastructure, purchase Airstream trailers, and install cabins for short-term overnight stays. He also proposes placing electric vehicle charging stations at Spotty’s Car Wash, installing solar panels on the old car wash and building a cooperative for local fishermen to sell their catch.

In January, in response to concerns from residents who feared being evicted to make way for the project, Lemus said he and his company would create transition plans for each individual tenant.

Fry appeared before the Harbor Commission at its March 15 meeting, saying she and her father, On-Site Development founder Jim Fry, had developed a redevelopment plan for Bayside RV Park and Redwood Harbor Village that includes her long-term tenants.

In a later conversation with the Outpost, Fry said she and her father approached the RV park tenants before making their presentation to the Harbor District. While she wasn’t ready to say what On-Site Development’s vision for the parks is, she said one possibility would be to change the layout to accommodate both overnighters and long-term tenants.

However, when asked why she did not respond to a December 2020 request for proposals that the Harbor District had sent out to developers, Fry said her company had already accepted a project to build a park. $2.4 million motorhomes at Cave Junction and was unable to respond to the tender, although it piqued their interest.

On March 15, Fry, speaking in public comments, remarked to the Harbor Commissioners that they had not yet signed a lease with Lemus and that “negotiations cannot go on forever”. She received an invitation from Harbor Board Chairman Rick Shepherd to pitch her business to the Harbor District on Tuesday.

In an email to the Board of Commissioners earlier this week, Fry welcomed the invitation.

“President Shepherd’s invitation to learn more on April 5 demonstrated that you approach this in an unbiased and open manner,” she said.

The Crescent City Harbor District Board of Commissioners will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Agendas are available here.


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Approval of the final site plan for Millenium Place Condos

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By Doug Marrin, STN Reporter

At its March 28, 2022 meeting, Dexter City Council approved a planned unit development and final site plan for Millenium Place condominiums for working adults and professionals who wish to live in Dexter.

The three-story, 23-unit condominium development will feature three two-story townhouses facing Grand St. The remaining 20 units will be a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos ranging from 774 to 1,405 square feet . Parking will be at the rear of the complex, hidden from passing traffic by architectural design. An open green space and patio are provided with picnic tables around the rain garden. Plans include protected bike racks to further address the growing desire for non-motorized modes of transportation.

Aerial view of the 0.71 acres at 7956 and 7960 Grand St. approved for Millenium Place Condominiums. Carlisle/Wortman Assoc. of the city council package

In its written description of the project, developer Marhofer/Campbell Development Co., LLC, said, “Living within the city limits provides convenient access to all of the amenities of the downtown community, including restaurants, theater, health services, retail, parks/trails B2B and mass transit, identified as attractive to many current markets, as analyzed in the City of Dexter’s Target Market Analysis (MSHDA/Land UseUSA, 2015).

The condos are designed with aesthetics in mind. Material variations aim to break up the facade of the building and blend into the surrounding neighborhood while maintaining an urban feel. The landscaped buffer zones and exterior design are intended to create a visually appealing landscape for passing pedestrians and motorists. Facade materials will be primarily environmentally friendly and durable.

Conceptual rendering looking west. Jeffrey A. Scott Architects PC of the City Council Package

The property has no historic or significant structures. A small house will be removed. Many trees on the lot are unhealthy or invasive. Ten maple trees will be removed and replaced, some with trees suitable for growing under the power lines that cross the plot.

Council asked Marhofer/Campbell partner Jack Campbell if he had received any feedback from neighbours. Besides working with a neighbor on some shared ownership issues, he replied that no one else had contacted them, which was unusual.

“We got none of that. I think that will really be a benefit to the neighborhood,” he told the Council.

Council approved the plans with some conditions regarding lighting and a low wall to prevent vehicle headlights from shining into first floor windows.

Conceptual view looking from the east. Jeffrey A. Scott Architects PC of the City Council Package