From 4 to 48 units: CLS Holdings project plan grows; residents express concerns over traffic, wildlife

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Development Review Board recently got its first look at expanded plans to construct 12 buildings with a total of 48 housing units near the new Rice Lumber development along Route 7 north of Shelburne village. The new proposal by CLS Holdings replaces initial plans for just four single-family homes along… Read More »

Shelburne Green café doesn’t fit zoning regs

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Efforts to align the successful Fiddlehead Brewery operation at Shelburne Green within the boundaries of town zoning laws continue to lurch through the Shelburne permitting process. At its July 8 meeting, the Shelburne Development Review Board spent over an hour in discussions with representatives of the Shelburne Green commercial park and Fiddlehead… Read More »

Board sticks with sewer plan for Snyder project

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Plans to connect a new residential development along Spear Street to the town sewer system should continue following extra review prompted by a petition from residents of the Shelburne Heights neighborhood. The Shelburne Selectboard on Tuesday decided it would take no further action regarding wastewater system designs for the Snyder Homes project… Read More »

Yankee Doodle site eyed for housing: Plans include residential, senior living, underground parking

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent A Shelburne developer has set his sights on the shuttered Yankee Doodle Motel property where he has plans for 63 housing units in three two-story buildings set atop the town’s first underground parking garage. Developer David Shenk went before the Shelburne Development Review Board last week to discuss plans for the roughly… Read More »

Residents question sewer connection plan

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent About two dozen residents of a Spear Street neighborhood converged on the Shelburne Selectboard Tuesday evening to question imminent plans to connect a new larger development onto the town sewer system. Residents of Shelburne Heights, situated on the west side of Spear Street north of Kwiniaska Golf Club, presented town officials with… Read More »

Resignation letter cites ethics complaint: Member of the Development Review Board resigns, questions future of volunteerism

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Development Review Board member Jeff Hodgson has resigned from the board citing the ethics complaint lodged against his fellow board member and a “complicated in the legal sense” practice the board adopted in 2015. “Last night was really the straw that broke the camel’s back for me,” Hodgson wrote in… Read More »

Review board considers church, Irish Hill projects

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI The Shelburne Development Review Board recently continued its work on several project proposals including a request to rebuild the parish hall at a church in the village, the design of a nine-lot subdivision on Irish Hill Road, and the final approval for the 91-lot development by Snyder Homes on Spear Street. At… Read More »

Fiddlehead Brewing Co. feels growing pains

By MADELINE HUGHES Since opening in Shelburne in 2012, Fiddlehead Brewing Company has been steadily growing. Now, seven years later, the craft brewer is pushing the limits of the space it occupies in the Shelburne Green commercial development along Route 7 and its landlord is looking to expand the beer company’s footprint in the commercial… Read More »

Ethics hearing reveals conflict

By MADELINE HUGHES An ethics complaint filed against Shelburne’s Development Review Board chair brought more than a dozen people to the Shelburne Town Offices for a public hearing last week. The complaint by Dean Pierce against chair Jeff Pauza was filed in mid-December, days before a Development Review Board meeting where the board was set… Read More »