Steve Gonzalez, a golf professional at Kwiniaska, appeared before the Development Review Board at their meeting on April 6 to discuss the golf course’s application to construct a platform for a seasonal tent, measuring 40’ by 40’, to shelter participants in a planned summer golf camp for youth. Gonzalez anticipates that the camp will serve 24 youth between nine and thirteen years old, with opening scheduled for the second week of June. In addition, he proposed raising the roof 10’ in an existing building for those practicing their golf swings, and adding artificial turf at the south end of the chipping area. After discussion, the DRB approved the application.
Brad Daniel of Brad’s Computer Service also appeared on behalf of his application for a change of use from retail to business and professional offices, and design review approval for the building located at 935 Falls Road. Daniel plans to move Brad’s Computer Service to the location formerly occupied by Natalia’s Market. The move is due in part to the expansion of the Rite Aid building in the Shelburne Shopping Plaza, which would take over the part of the building occupied by Brad’s Computer Service. After discussion, the DRB approved the application.
Bob Ryder, representing the Beaver Creek Home Owners Association, explained that their application to amend the periphery buffer from 75’to50’ for all but three lots in the development was due to the fact that at the time of the original proposal, the development was located in the Rural District, which required a 75’ rear yard periphery buffer. Subsequently, all but three lots in the development were re-zoned to be in the Residential District, which only requires a 50’ rear yard setback. After discussion, the DRB approved the application.
Ethan Platt of Platt Realty, LLC spoke on behalf of his application for Conditional Use approval for the installation of nine new windows and a skylight on the south side of a building located at 2438 Shelburne Road, the former location of Ann Roche Casual Furniture. Platt plans to use the building for office space, warehousing, shipping, and retail for American Meadows, an e-commerce seed company. After discussion, the DRB approved the application.
Earlier in the meeting, DRB member Mark Sammut formally welcomed Alex von Stange as a full voting member of the DRB. Von Stange had previously served on the DRB as a non-voting youth representative.
The next meeting of the DRB will be held on Wednesday, April 20 at 7pm in the Municipal Center. At that time, the DRB will elect new officers.