The Friends of New Paltz say the Zero Place development is too large the zoning that allows it needs to be reexamined.
The change was designed to encourage commercial development on Rt. 32. The idea of reviewing the zoning that makes a large project possible is also being promoted on the other side of town, with the CVS/Five Guys proposal.
Zero Place developer David Shepler said the new four-story building should not be thought of in isolation, but as the first of its kind in that part of town, which will eventually become “aesthetically inviting and vibrant with life.”
At four stories, with commercial development on the ground floor and 48 apartments above, the Zero Place development is large by New Paltz standards, but appears to be in keeping with zoning designed to encourage and concentrate mixed-use development in that part of the village.
Planners had been considering a form of review that was less onerous, but also less defined. Both developers and opponents had issues with it.
Comments on the draft will be accepted until December 2.
Concerns continue to mount regarding the four-story mixed use building at the corner of Mulberry and Rt. 32N.
Developer David Shepler, planning board member Lagusta Yearwood, and two opponents of Zero Place, MaryJo Johnson and Michael J Schwartz, present reasoned arguments for their points of view.
A civil epistolary discussion of the four-story mixed-use proposed development for Rt. 32N in the village of New Paltz.
The New Paltz village planning board got a lesson in consistency while going through the potential environmental impacts of the