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01/20/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO ZBA member Phil DiOrio (right) points out one of his concerns about the proposed Vella house on Shore Road to ZBA Chairman Doug Matz. Ultimately, the application appears headed for approval.

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ZBA member Phil DiOrio (right) points out one of his concerns about the proposed Herrmann’s Castle house on Shore Road to ZBA Chairman Doug Matz. The application appears headed for approval.

The official approval could come at the January 25 meeting, when after years of struggling to create his dream house on the site of Herrmann’s Castle, Zach Vella will finally get the go-ahead from the Zoning Board of Appeals. (more…)

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03/30/15 12:39pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Scott Murphy seeks approval from the ZBA to enlarge his house at 8 Chequit Avenue. The Heights Property Owners Corporation supports the application.

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Scott Murphy seeks approval from the ZBA to enlarge his house at 8 Chequit Avenue. The Heights Property Owners Corporation supports the application.

The Zoning Board of Appeals last Wednesday offered a mild reminder to Heights Property Owners Corporation general manager Stella Lagudis that when the organization renders an opinion of an application, it must clearly state whether it’s the product of the HPOC Board or a subcommittee. (more…)

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01/23/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO “It looks like an archaeological dig,” ZBA member Patricia Shillingburg said about this Ram Island Drive property in December. She and her fellow ZBA members are no happier a month later as they continue to see revised plans that raise questions about what the owners plan.

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“It looks like an archaeological dig,” ZBA member Patricia Shillingburg said about this Ram Island Drive property in December. She and her fellow ZBA members are no happier a month later as they continue to see revised plans that raise questions about what the owners plan.

They said it last month and again Wednesday night. The ZBA not only wants to know what a finished structure will look like, but what steps are being taken to reach the desired end. (more…)