The proposal is to knock down the Clarke Florist building and erect a new building for a coffee shop, which would include a drive-through. Given its proximity to Summit Neighborhood and that the lot is not currently zoned for a drive-through, we are hoping to gain some insight into how our neighbors would prefer this project to proceed. The project needs a zoning variance to include a drive-through, and many neighbors have already expressed concern for potential increased car and foot traffic, not to mention its closeness to Hope High School.
Have an opinion? Please comment here and/or on the listserv.
Also, there are two meetings to attend to voice your concerns. This evening there will be a meeting, with the new owner in attendance, at the YMCA on Hope Street (421 Hope St) at 6:30pm.
The zoning meeting will be held on August 16 at 5:30pm, at City Hall, 5th Floor (25 Dorrance St).
Look for other members of SNA at both meetings and join forces!
There will be a meeting Thursday, August 12 at 6:30pm regarding this issue.