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Well, don’t get your hopes up for a dramatic transformation or grand development there. Peter Zutter of the SBSNA explained to us that the application is actually only intended to correct an anomaly in the current zoning of the land. For some reason, he said, the entire block is zoned as residential single family instead of commercial. The building was purchased in June for $2.6 million.
Zutter said that since the building was sold, the new owners have been trying to get a different mix of tenants, which now include a branch of Children’s Hospital and an adult day care.
“Every time they want to hammer a nail in the wall, they have to go for a variance for it,” Zutter explained. The owners are trying to get a bill through City Council to change the zoning to RMX-3.