2010-09-30 / News

Board approves mixed-use plan for Sprague property

By Sam Bari

The Zoning Board of Review has unanimously approved Paul D. Sprague’s application for a special-use permit for 79 North Main Rd.

Represented by Jamestown attorney Peter Brockmann, Sprague presented revised plans for lighting and landscaping during the board’s Sept. 28 meeting.

With the aid of photographs and a detailed plan, Sprague convinced the board that he had fulfilled its requests for adequate landscaping and appropriate lighting – an issue that caused concern during his presentation last month.

Sprague purchased the CLzoned property on May 6, 2010, and has since made renovations for mixed use of the premises.

The property will be used for an oil delivery company doing business as Island Energy, as well as for two apartments, an office, storage and retail space.

In a letter to the board, Sprague listed the improvements he made to the property that David Swain vacated in 2009, when Swain was arrested by U.S. marshals and extradited to the British Virgin Islands to stand trial for murdering his wife.

After the detailed presentation, the board voted unanimously in favor of approving the application, with conditions.

In other business, the board approved the application of Terrence Livingston for a variance for his property at 68 Clinton Ave. Represented by attorney John Dibona, Livingston presented plans to the board to construct an addition to his house, which will not conform to the frontage and side yard requirements of the R-8 zoning district.

Livingston’s plans included a two-story, 720-square-foot addition and an 18-foot by 12-foot deck at the rear of the dwelling. The single-family residence uses 1,476 square feet of the 10,489- square-foot lot.

Dibona and Livingston convinced the board that the plans satisfied the requirements needed for a variance. The board voted unanimously to approve the application, with minimal conditions.

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