Grant a Certificate of Appropriateness
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128 W. 17th Street. We want to build our new home and business on this currently vacant lot - on Yale Street at the corner of 17th St. Our business is not retail but a private office with three employees. The top two floors would be our living quarters - one for my wife's 90-yr old mother to help her maintain her independence, and one floor for us (the kids were kicked out after the first round with the City Preservation staff). Grandma spent the early period of her life in the Heights, and she is looking forward to spending her later years here too. The property is the only vacant lot in Heights Historic East District directly on Yale. Next to us is: a vet clinic, public car wash, another vacant lot and a historic 2-story Queen Ann (only 2 ft shorter than our planned building). The structure is compatible with many other historical buildings in the Heights, which is what the Historic Preservation Ordinance requires. It is also SHORTER than the similarly designed structures in the East District. To see this explicitly for your own eyes, please click on the photo album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1472905649617221.1073741830.100006933995869&type=1&l=7d2d835930 We meet the criteria established for building in this district. Additionally, the property is on a commercial corridor and the proposed design takes this into consideration and would complement the neighborhood. Please let your voices be heard and support this project, local small business and family. Thank you.
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