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Marbridge Application Approved

January 14, 2014 by michael torelli

The special permit application for the construction of a 28,000-square-foot building, submitted by Marbridge Retirement Center was approved by a 8-1 vote at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting last night.
Commissioner Gil Linder was the only one opposed to the application, stating that the project was “too aggressive” for the neighborhood––namely due to the new building being double the size of the original house built in 1900. He also stated his belief that real estate property values will decrease in neighboring residential areas, and that the parking was “not adequate” for an assisted living convalescent home.
Other Commissioners, such as Sean Strollo, explained that the footprint of the building was not going to be increased, as the new square-footage would affect the attic and basement locations of the new facility.
Chairman Earl Kurtz stated that the applicant has “bent over backwards” for the approval to proceed with construction.
For the full story on the Marbridge approval, see this week's Cheshire Herald.

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