City Realty proposes new project in JP, abutters raise concerns

February 23, 2018
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City Realty is proposing to demolish a garage and construct a new single family building on a lot on Rocky Nook Terrace, which has drawn concerns from abutters of the property.

The existing building at 21 Rocky Nook Terrace is a two story carriage house that has fallen into disrepair and sits approximately six feet from the street. The proposal involves demolishing that building and erecting a two story single family home that City Realty would then sell, according to Clifford Kensington of City Realty. The house will be approximately 2,087 square feet and consist of three bedrooms, an office/den, and 2.5 bathrooms with an attached two-car garage, according to Kensington.

City Realty presented a slightly different design at an abutters meeting on Jan. 25, according to Kensington. The design at that time was a slightly larger house with two outside parking spaces on the Rocky Nook side, or the front yard. The developers at the meeting heard concerns from abutters about traffic and access, and now they are revising the plans to include a two-car garage accessed from the existing driveway on Robeson so that there won’t be an additional curb cut on Rocky Nook. The updated proposal will also increase the front yard setback to provide more privacy to Rocky Nook abutters.

Neighbors were also concerned about snow storage at the end of Rocky Nook. As a result of these concerns, City Realty has enlisted a landscape architect and will be incorporating pervious pavers.

“We look forward to returning to meet with abutters again to share these changes and get feedback,” said Clifford Kensington of City Realty. “We’ve met with some folks in the area to share the plans and received positive feedback and have created a high-end traditional design including divided light windows, shake style siding which would fit with some of the great houses on the Parkside streets.”

 

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