UNNC Sept Report

The United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council’s planning and zoning committee is where the action was during August and September.

Jefferson Park HPOZ: There was a lengthy discussion about Jefferson Park’s effort to get an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ), which would prohibit any renovations that are not in keeping with historic architectural criteria. click here for full report

Cell Phone Towers: The board’s Sept. 2 meeting also included discussion of two proposed cell phone provider facilities. One at 1845 S. Van Ness, which the board opposed on grounds that a historic structure would be demolished and replaced with a replica that doubles as a cell phone tower. The second site is Holy Name of Jesus Church at 1955 W. Jefferson Blvd. This proposal was opposed because the square-like devices that would be attached to the church’s prominent steeple would deface the appearance of this church tower, which already houses antennas for another cell phone provider. President Stevie Stern asked the board to include the church in discussions before denying the proposal, as the church might desire this contract to improve its economic standing.

Washington Square Development: The Public Hearing initially scheduled for Aug. 25 was rescheduled for Oct. 20 but as of press time the community was informed by CD10 that the meeting had been put on hold (not cancelled). Click here for update







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