The Planning Board painstakingly reviewed a draft redevelopment plan for Block 247 Thursday and members hope to have it to the City Council for approval in June.
While parts of the block were previously discussed for redevelopment, the plan includes the entire 11-lot block bounded by Madison Avenue, West Front Street, Central Avenue and West Second Street.
It currently includes a large mixed-use building on Madison Avenue.
West Front Street has businesses with apartments upstairs and one very large commercial building at the Central Avenue side.
A rather dilapidated city parking lot opens on both the West Front Street and West Second Street sides.
Rather than try to report on the somewhat tedious page-by-page review which included fixing typos and spelling errors (supercede? supersede!), I am offering links to past stories on the block. The possibility of a brew pub was mentioned Thursday, as it was in December 2013, and that post includes a definition.
August 2016 - City Block Attracts Developers
January 2016 - Is Downtown Block In Need of Redevelopment?
July 2014 - HAP-py, The Council Rendition
February 2014 - HAP Wants City Lots, Council to Discuss
December 2013 - Landmark Eyes Lot 9 For New Project
November 2013 - City Land Sought for Development