China public hearing set on apartment application

by Mary Grow

At their April 9 meeting, China Planning Board members scheduled a May 14 public hearing on Carrol White’s application for a permit to convert the former Silver Lake Grange Hall in China Village to four two-bedroom apartments.

Board members reviewed the application at their Feb. 13 meeting and would have approved it, except that White needed a variance from the China Board of Appeals to allow four apartments in a building on a small lot.

The board of appeals unanimously granted the variance at a March 28 meeting. Planning board chairman Toni Wall said that board’s members held the required second meeting to approve the wording of their decision just before the April 9 planning board meeting.

In other business April 9, Wall proposed spending part of the next couple months’ meetings discussing amendments to Section 6 of China’s Land Use Ordinance, which covers administration. Her goal is to make it easier for applicants to understand what information they need to provide.

Planning board members canceled their second April meeting.


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