Possible Final Zoning Meeting
103 Prospect (88 Park)
Four-Story Condo Building
Thursday April 18th 7:30 p.m. – Village Hall
C4CH is a strong advocate of transparency and informing the residents on matters of importance that will impact our Village.
C4CH takes no formal position about this proposal; we feel it necessary to inform the public of this proposal which is in or near its final stage. This may be the only opportunity for residents to voice their opinion on this proposal.
On April 18, 2012, Thursday, at 7:30 PM at the Village Hall the Village Joint Zoning Board of Appeals / Plan Commission has placed on its agenda an application for zoning relief in or near its final format as described below.
This could be the final Zoning meeting at which the public CAN OFFER input and opinion-whether in favor or against.
Four-story condominium building for 11 units with no retail space.
103 S. Prospect (n/k/a 88 Park)
Immediately across the street from and east of the “Starbucks”
“B-1 Business Retail,” which expressly prohibits residential uses on the First Floor.
“Special Use Planned Unit Development” in part to avoid the requirement that there be retail – not residential – on the first floor of any “B-1″ downtown building.
(1) 48′ height where “B-1″ permits only a 40′ maximum height (this additional height if approved would allow the applicant to add the fourth floor for 3 more condominiums)
NOTE: “Real” height actually exceeds 48′ because certain roof features like chimneys are legally not included in this calculation.
(2) 23′ setback from single family detached residences to the south where the code requires a 25′ minimum setback.
Condominium size range: 2,144 SF – 3,192 SF
Condominium size average: 2,337 SF
This is a major “Downtown District Gateway” of the Village and so is important as to how the rest of the downtown might look. If approved by the Zoning Board the next step is for the Village Trustees to approve the plan and construction could commence
Its development will likely set a precedent for the rest of the downtown.
Village Comprehensive Plan:
The Plan calls for this property to have a “… one-story retail development and parking. Due to the size and depth of the site, it would be difficult to fit a multiple story, mixed use development. Additional development would be acceptable if the developer was able to accommodate parking and sensitively transition to the single family homes to the south.”
The Village is in the process of reviewing and updating its Downtown Master Plan, the vision for what the residents want the Village to look like; the Village wholeheartedly and actively seeks resident input on the Plan at the same time this application is proceeding.
If you have any opinion or view about this proposed development – whether in favor or against – it is important that you attend this April 18 meeting at 7:30 pm.
Please see the applicant’s key documents below:
The property had been zoned R-1 with a single family detached residence on it; circa 2006 the home was demolished by a prior developer and the property was re-zoned to “B-1″ and made officially part of the future downtown.
ZBA/PC Agenda Description:
“Case No Z461 – 88 Park Avenue (fka 103 S Park Avenue) Request for: a) special use permit and preliminary plat of Planned Unit Development (PUD), and b) variation from Section 20.9.3.K prohibiting residential uses on the first floor level, c) variation from Section 20.9.4 to increase the maximum building height from forty feet (40′) to forty-eight feet (48′), and d) variation from Section 20.4.11.D(2) to decrease the minimum transitional use setback from twenty-five feet (25′) to twenty-three feet (23′) along the south property line for an eleven (11) unit condominium development at the southeast corner of Prospect and Park Avenues.”