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Johnson Motors - 877-816-0659
Lawrence considers zoning change for self-storage business
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
By Wendy B. Lynn Staff Writer
A public meeting is scheduled to be held by the Lawrence Township Planning Commission at the June 14 meeting to discuss a conditional use request by Chris, Lori and Jane Davis. The meeting will be held at 6:45 p.m., prior to the regular meeting.
The Davis family would like to erect a self-storage space at 2331 Daisy St. Ext., across from Goldenrod. The area is zoned commercial highway, but, after talking to the supervisors and township Solicitor James Naddeo, the Davises learned that a self-storage business would be an allowable conditional use.
Before the family can go ahead, however, the public hearing needs to be held, then the planning commission can give a recommendation to the supervisors who would then approve the conditional use and the family can proceed.
The planning board spent considerable time last night discussing who should hold the public meeting since the bylaws give contradictory instructions.
However, after the discussion board member Aaron Evans pointed out that the precedent has been for the planning commission to hold the public meetings and they should remain with precedent.
"I just want to make sure it's done right for them," board member Sam Yost remarked and the other board members agreed.
The board was also presented the land development plan for the Super 8 Motel.
The engineers were instructed to have the plans to the township offices by Friday, but did not have them in until yesterday afternoon, which did not give the board time to review them.
A highway occupancy permit was needed from the state Department of Public Transportation and now the engineers only need signatures. Because the plans were not submitted in time, the matter was tabled until the June meeting.
The next regular meeting will be June 14 with a public comment period for the self-storage space at 6:45 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7 p.m.
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