says the zoning change is necessary and provide one unified underground parking lot in addition to various commercial and residential locations.
“This is the big project of downtown. Ever sense the Y sold their property, this was the biggest,” says of the Bedford Square proposal and aquisition of the YMCA.
, a third party, the public, could get involved.
“Some of the things I’ve read coming from ; they intend to get the specifics of the proposal on the table Thursday,” Steinberg says. “It might be very difficult to quell the public’s call for what Waldman plans to accomplish with that site.”
Steinberg explains that the planning and zoning process, which many Westporters have a problem with, doesn’t get into the specifics of a proposal until further along in the planning and zoning course of action.
The State Rep. says he can understand where the Westport residents are coming from. He also feels Westporters should have a sense of what a developer intends to accomplish in the earlier stages of the process.
The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear the proposal for Amendment 639 in the auditorium Thursday at 7 p.m.
If Thursday’s proposal passes, then BSA would have to disclose their site plan and file for a special permit application. BSA’s current application does not give them permission to build anything, according to Planning and Zoning Director Larry Bradley.
Bradley indicated no site calculations have been discussed and that he has only seen a couple of sketches, building elevations and cross sections, but no real zoning data.