The Planning and Zoning Board made the following decisions Tuesday in City Hall regarding the properties below:
- Eastern Steele Road: The petition of John Knuff, Esq. for a Special Exception and Site Plan Review to permit a liquor store on property owned by Wiehl Properties, Inc, was continued to the next meeting. No discussion was held Tuesday.
- Alpha Street Housing: The petition of John Horton for a Special Exception and Site Plan Review to redevelop 15 existing family residences on the street was approved; an amendment subjecting a community mailbox for the development to review by the city engineer was also approved. Another request to build a single family residence on the Alpha Street parcel owned by Milford Heights, LLC was denied.
- 63 James Street: The request made by Elizabeth Breggren to purchase a .08 acres piece of city-owned property was continued to the next meeting, based on the statute Breggren brought up during her presentation of her request that states that if the board does not act on an application or request within 35 days, the applicant may consider his or her request approved. The board chose to table the request to look into the timeline since the application was submitted and to determine whether the statute applied in this matter. Assistant City Planner Emmeline Harrigan also pointed out that the acre that Breggren wished to add to her yard space was tidal land, and therefore subject to state jurisdiction, though it is city-owned property. She also said because the parcel is mostly marsh land, it would not be able to be filled, contrary to Breggren’s wish to potentially use the parcel for additional parking.
- 314 Bridgeport Avenue – Devonshire Village: The request made by D.A. Black for a one-year extension to August 19, 2012 to begin construction of their development was approved.
- 88 Bryan Hill Road: The request to reduce a $32,050 bond by $29,499.50 was approved. The bond was originally approved based on a two-lot subdivision plan built on that property.