Cherry Lane developer hits another wall

CBS Council has refused to refund the processing fee on a failed rezoning attempt of the property at 22-24 Cherry Lane.

That’s the site of the former RNC office and elementary school that a developer wanted to convert into a four-unit apartment complex.

“The cost of rezoning is carried by the applicant and comes out to approximately $3,000 if you go right through the process and have a commissioner come in and so on,” Councillor-at-Large Rex Hillier, who chairs the Town’s planning committee explained last week. “If the rezoning process is stopped, as this one was, at the first decision point, then the applicant is refunded the balance. In this case there is a disagreement between us and the applicant as to how much that refund should be… There will be a refund, but we’re disagreeing as to the amount.”

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