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River Place rezoning case postponed yet again

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

At its meeting on Tuesday, the Zoning and Platting Commission postponed the River Place rezoning case again, this time until Feb. 21. Jeff Howard, representing MileStone Community Builders, said that it was actually one of the principals of the Autism Trust, the group that will be overseeing the planned autism center in the River Place neighborhood, who requested the postponement. “That organization’s representation at this public hearing is essential for you all to understand how the autism center will function, how it will operate and how it will be managed,” he said at the meeting. While in support of the postponement, Ted Gaunt, representing River Place, said that the year and a half of postponements has burdened the neighborhood. “What we would really like to ask is that this next date be the date, that we don’t find yet another reason to try to mobilize an entire community to come down and set their time aside, and then have the date change again,” he said. Chair Thomas Weber moved to approve the postponement, seconded by Commissioner Betsy Greenberg, and it passed unanimously. Commissioner Dustin Breithaupt was absent.

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