Peter Levy

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Planning & Zoning Commission Votes 4-1 to Approve New Central Middle School

The motion to approve mentioned that both Architectural Review Committee and the P&Z were disappointed the building committee appeared before ARC late in the process and had not been receptive to design input.
Commissioner Peter Levy referred to the design as “fashionable” as opposed to “tried-and-true.”
“That concerns me because the sensibility of being outdated is something you don’t want to be trapped by,” Levy said. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: 8-30g Application on Mason St – “A Cavernous Effect on the Street”

The P&Z commission noted that while 8-30g waived regs on setbacks for residential, it says nothing about commercial. The application includes retail in both buildings. There were still concerns about a condo building separate from affordable building, as well as height and mass. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Commission Unanimously Approves CMS Municipal Improvement; Moves Site Plan to Final

“We’ve evaluated  the ed specs, costs, safety, ADA, neighbors, pedestrians, bicycles, traffic, buses, cars, parking, trees, wildlife, conservation, energy, parks, sports, drainage, zoning, building code and more. We’ve been super thoughtful. This school will have a connection to the outdoors. There’s so many good things about it. It’s crystal clear that this campus project complies with the POCD.” – Clare Kilgallen Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Cries for Real Grass at Western Middle School Won’t Delay Start of Remediation Work

The application was broken into two parts so the remediation can begin. But the BOE must return with a landscaping and lighting plan. The P&Z commission chair said there was a history of them not fulfilling conditions of approval requiring trees to be replaced, especially at GHS. Continue Reading →

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