Wednesday, January 16, 2019

HARB to review CHI proposal to build 3-story 7-bay addition at 401 Locust

Artist's depiction of proposed addition [Provided]

From LNP's January 14, 2019 Government Calendar:

The Historical Architectural Review Board of the Borough of Columbia will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in council chambers of Borough Hall, 308 Locust St., Columbia. Agenda items include:

401 Locust St., CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health, owner; LeFevre Funk Architects Inc., applicant. Construction of a three-story, seven-bay addition to the east elevation of an existing three-story corner building, to include ground-level parking.

401 Locust Street, currently 

9 comments:

  1. Huh? Not all that different than something proposed by that structure in 2011. Here's what's posted about that at a zoning hearing board meeting at a Columbia news, views & reviews post on October 1, 2011:

    "Denied … 401 LOCUST STREET – TMIS, LLC. – The Board denied the applicants’ proposal for a variance in parking and the construction of condominium dwellings atop a parking lot at 401 Locust Street. Applicants John DeVitry and Richard Danz, TMIS, LLC general partners, expressed disappointment with the Board’s denial of the request (following an executive session) to construct and alter the existing property into a condominium property with parking facilities. TMIS, LLC. had previous approval to construct a hotel at the site; the decision to change to condominium dwelling was introduced due to the current economic landscape and the apparent excess of hotel rooms in the county."

    Different times; different folks = different strokes.

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    1. Could it be that an apartment building requires more parking spaces than a child care center would?

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  2. Regardless of the reason for the parking, the addition would raise the assessment of the property, which is close to $400,000 as it stands now. This would create additional revenue, which is good in a land locked borough. If built as shown in the depiction, I believe it would fit nicely in the neighborhood.

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    1. How will this create additional revenue? My impression is that this is a non-profit. No tax obligation.

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    2. you are right it is a non-profit building

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    3. there are way to many non-profit businesses in town no revenue and or no donations from a lot of them

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    4. Check the county tax assessment website. The entire property is taxable.

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    5. Stop guessing. This is NOT a non-profit, tax exempt property. Do your research before you come off like an expert. I checked the county tax assessment website and it clearly shows it is taxable!

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  3. That's awesome! And would raise new revenue. Besides, HARB has little to do with zoning. A renovation can pass HARB and not zoning, and vice versa...I am loving all these new improvements in town, lets keep that ball rolling!

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