Thursday, March 16, 2017

HPC Hearing Foretells Project Changes

A legal notice regarding the Pre-Civil War Titsworth-Sutphen House points to possible changes in a developer's largest Plainfield project.

The historic building on West Second Street was slated to be moved to make way for a five-story building with 148 apartments and 12,300 square feet of retail space. Called "West Second Street Commons, it was the largest of nearly a dozen projects proposed by Landmark Developers, eight of which have been completed. The Historic Preservation Commission discussed the proposed relocation of the Titsworth-Sutphen building in 2010, but it remains on a portion of the PNC Bank parking lot. On March 28, the HPC will hear plans for exterior changes to the building, namely painting. The meeting is 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Library, 515 Watchung Ave.

The notice also mentions PNC Bank's application to the Zoning Board of Adjustment to consolidate three lots into two, one for two remote drive-through ATMs and the other for parking. The lots on Block 245 were among eight approved in 2010 for the Landmark project.

No date for the Zoning Board hearing is mentioned in the legal notice, but it only meets once a month, on the first Wednesday at 7 p.m. in City Hall Library. The next meetings are on April 5 and May 3.  Click to see Plaintalker's September 2010 post on the West Second Street Commons.