Newman School zoning request set for city hearing Tuesday

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The Isidore Newman School’s plan to build an early-childhood center on Loyola Street and rezone several other buildings it owns for general school use will be heard by the City Planning Commission in a meeting set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 26).

The 93-page report on the request, which includes written comments from several of the neighbors who expressed concerns about the project earlier this month, ends with a recommendation from city staffers for the planning commissioners to send the project to the City Council with their approval. That recommendation comes with several conditions, however, such as requiring Newman to replace broken windows in the Autopaint building.

Other Uptown properties on the agenda:

  • Amendments to the parking plan at 8116-8120 Oak Street (which carries a favorable staff report).
  • A zoning change from two-family residential to multi-family residential at 2222 Peniston, to permit a renovation that would re-establish its previous use as a three-unit home. The house has been used for multiple families since as far back as 1937, but the planning staff recommends denial of the zoning change, arguing that the requested zoning is too intense for the neighborhood.

A request by CVS for a conditional use to sell alcohol at 3000 Napoleon has been withdrawn by the applicant, the agenda notes.

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