Sept 2020 Update
Following the August 20 presentation on proposed zoning changes to 925 Mellon Street, the HPCC Board approved sending a letter of support for the project to the Zoning Board of Adjustments during its September board meeting; see board minutes and support letter. The letter included four requests of the developer based on discussion during the presentation, including:
- Creating a contained and screened area for trash receptacles for all building tenants behind the building;
- Replacing the broken concrete and gravel in the parking area with a uniform permeable surface for parking behind the building;
- Addressing the drainage concerns around the building in a way that does not create drainage problems for the neighbors; and
- Working with the neighbors to replace the fences along the property lines.
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The Aug 20th HPCC Community Zoom Meeting included a Development Activities Meeting. CitySTUDIO, a developer, updated the community about the property at 925 Mellon Street. The structure currently has occupancy for a retail space on the ground floor, with three apartments above. CityStudio is proposing to convert the ground floor space to a fourth apartment. Although this change would bring the property more in-line with others on the block, the change is a non-conforming use for the zoning district. CitySTUDIO presented on its plans and solicited feedback at this meeting prior to going before the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
The CitySTUDIO presentation is available here.