Planning Board Meets On New Housing Plan

Planning Board Meets

On New Housing Plan

Neighbor Ted Spencer spoke against plans for The Grove, a 12-unit apartment house, at the Cooperstown Village Board meeting in June. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

COOPERSTOWN – The village Planning Board meets at 4:30 p.m. today to review a proposed housing plan seeking to create more apartment housing in Cooperstown.

The  issue of apartments brought a crowd to last month’s Village Board meeting to oppose The Grove, a 12-unit apartment house proposed on empty land between Chestnut Street and Pine Boulevard.

Last month, the Village Board accepted a draft of the proposed housing regulations from a committee that had been meeting twice monthly for the past year.  The trustees then forwarded it to the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals and the HPARB (the Historical Preservation & Architectural Review Board) for review.

The housing committee proposals seek to meet a need for new housing identified in the recently updated Comprehensive Master Plan for the village.


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