Undermountain housing heads to vote

SALISBURY — The Planning and Zoning Commission closed the public hearing on the Undermountain Road affordable housing application Monday, July 1.

The commission settled on a version of the plan from the Salisbury Housing Trust which has the two houses, a larger amount of open space in the rear of the parcel than previous versions and eliminates the informal parking lot.

P&Z chair Michael Klemens and Land Use Director Abby Conroy will create a draft resolution for the full commission to vote on at either the July 29 meeting or the first meeting in August.

The commissioners were polled by Klemens. Secretary Marty Whalen recused himself as he was not caught up with the previous meeting’s discussion.

Klemens, Vice Chair Cathy Shyer and Bob Riva indicated they would vote for the plan. Allen Cockerline reiterated his belief that the various proposals were all “asking too much” of the physical limits of the property and would be a “no” vote.

Once the application for a special permit is formally approved, the next step is a town meeting, which is necessary because the parcel is owned by the town.

Klemens asked the public to refrain from discussing the application with commissioners between now and the vote.

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