DRB approves final plan for Rice Lumber property

The Development Review Board approved the final plan application for the Rice Lumber property on Feb. 3. Four existing lots will be divided into six commercial lots and four will be used for residences. Two new buildings higher on the ridge and southwest of the existing structures will be erected as the main retail centers,… Read More »

Harborwood Shores subdivision stormwater runoff implications

By Carol Casey Several residents in the Harborwood Shores neighborhood turned out for the Development Review Board (DRB) meeting on Nov. 4 to question the stormwater runoff implications of merging five lots into two and constructing two homes on two proposed lots on General Greene and Chateaugay Roads. The president of the Harborwood Shores Homeowners… Read More »

Historic properties to be protected under form-based code

The Planning Commission continued their discussion with members of the Historic Preservation and Design Review Commission at their meeting on Oct. 22 about how best to protect historic properties on the Route 7 corridor. They agreed that incentives, such as density bonuses and perhaps property tax relief, should be offered to developers for adaptive reuse… Read More »

Possibility of Buono Appetito property subdivision

Shelburne’s Development Review Board is considering a request by Buono Appetito Corporation for a sketch plan approval to subdivide their property into two lots. The northern portion of the lot is the site of the Buono Appetito restaurant while the southern lot is for other commercial use. The current owners of the property requested the… Read More »

Progress in town planning deliberations

The Planning Commission made progress in its deliberations on the form-based code proposal at its meeting on Oct. 8. Most of the discussion centered on how best to integrate into the proposal comments made by the Historic Preservation and Design Review Commission for protecting historic resources in the Route 7 corridor. Historic Preservation Commission member… Read More »

Champlain Housing Trust challenges Colangelo on Harbor Place

Attorney Brian Dunkiel, acting on behalf of Champlain Housing Trust, rebutted allegations of zoning regulations violations by Harbor Place. Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo, acting in his capacity as zoning administrator, issued a letter on Sept. 24 to Michael Monte, the Chief Operating and Financial Officer of the Champlain Housing Trust asking for voluntary compliance… Read More »

Design for first new home at Fisher Place approved

Two design review applications were approved at the Development Review Board meeting on Oct. 7. Bill Posey presented a proposal for a new, one-story, single-family home at Fisher Place, directly across from the Post Office on Falls Road. Posey met twice with the Historic Preservation and Design Review Commission and modified his original plan to… Read More »

Champlain Housing Trust cited for failure to obtain zoning permit for Harbor Place

Champlain Housing Trust cited for failure to obtain zoning permit for Harbor Place

In a letter dated Sept. 24, Joe Colangelo, acting in his capacity as Town Manager and Zoning Enforcement Officer, notified Michael Monte, the Chief Operating and Financial Officer of the Champlain Housing Trust (CHT), that CHT “has commenced land development, specifically the change and/or addition of a use, to the existing hotel/motel use on the… Read More »

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