Fri, Jan 27, 2012 • Sherman Avenue
Falcon Group – Sherman Avenue Application
PEPA’s recent letter to the Town raises serious issues about the Application's Stormwater Management Facilities Maintenance plan as well as Errors in the Stormwater Management Analysis. Read the letter here.
Parcel B Office Building Application
As a follow up to the Planning Board’s site visit at Parcel B this month, PEPA sent the following letter recapping recently discovered issues relating to the Town Code that were brought to the Planning Board’s attention in August & September 2011. PEPA wrote that as the Board may have observed on the recent site walk, the Purchase Corporate Park Associates IV - Parcel B Office Building application violates Town Code §§ 235-31 “Setbacks from streams and other bodies of water” and 149-9 “Standards of permit decisions.” The letter urges the Planning Board to formally direct the Applicant to amend its Application per Town Code §§ 235-31 so that all buildings and structures respect the 50’ setback. Furthermore, it points out the applicant should also be required to comply with Town Code § 149-9 “Standards of permit decisions” for wetland permits. Read the entire letter here.
Zoning Amendment to B Zone
This amendment, a referral from the Town Board to consider changing the living space to 900 square feet for one unit, was discussed at the TVH Planning Board meeting on January 24, 2012. The Building Inspector made comments and suggested that the square footage in the B zone should actually be increased, not decreased.
The Planning Board passed a unanimous recommendation that includes taking an inventory of the properties which may be affected, and considering the zoning amendment only as part of a Comprehensive Plan update. The Planning Board’s actions last night seem aligned with PEPA’s consistent request that the Board avoid down zoning, and refuse to consider granting any future development proposal requiring rezoning, until an updated Comprehensive (Master) Plan update has been put in place!
Thank you again for your continued concern that protects and preserves the face of our comunity.