Thursday, September 13, 2012
Washington Street Zoning Change Approved
Currently, several of these lots are being used for business, because a long-standing "non-conforming" use was grandfathered into the rights for the property. The zone change would only apply to the portion of each lot that fronts onto Washington Street, the portion contacting Barbara Road, which is solely single-family homes, would remain unchanged.
Michiel Wackers, Deputy Director of the Planning Department, explained to the Commission, "The purpose [of the zoning change] is to allow commercial in a limited way." The B-3 zone allows office, medical, comercial schools, upper story residential, and retail services such as barbershops and tailors.
No one from the public spoke during the public hearing for this zoning change, and the vote to approve it was unanimous.