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Local developer Paul Bowman will have to wait until September to learn if his proposed plan to build restaurants, office space and condominiums along South Main street is approved.
The Planning and Zoning Commission tabled the vote on Monday night, July 25, and will not meet again until the beginning of September. Bowman's plans involve renovating the old Keeler house at 168 S. Main St., and rebuilding the Keeler stove shop, which sat next door until it was damaged this winter and razed earlier this year. His plan also includes office space and residential living along the property.
Residents who live in the Old Towne Condominiums nearby have raised concerns over the proposed development, citing issues with traffic and safety. Anthony Fazzone, who represents Bowman, and Ronald Barba, who represents the Old Town Homeowners Association, are continuing to work behind the scenes to reach an agreement amenable to both sides.
After the meeting, Bowman said he wasn't disappointed that there wasn't a vote taken, and the delay until September would not impact his plans. He said the biggest thing to get done before this winter is to shore up the Keeler house so there isn't another collapse like last year.
For more on this story, see this week's Cheshire Herald.