Developer Andy Kaplan has been approved to complete the apartment/office building on the site of the current King of Jeans building.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment granted the approval today during a rare reconsideration hearing after denying another version of the application at a previous appeal hearing in November.
The decision clears the way for Kaplan to demolish the current structure and build a 59-foot, five-story building with about 3,000 square feet of retail on the first floor, office space on the second floor and 12 apartments on the remaining three floors.
He still has to get a separate demolition permit. We’ve left a message at Kaplan’s office and sent him an email to see about getting more information, including what he plans to do with the sign. For some guidance, maybe he can check out all the suggestions our dear readers offered way back in December 2012.
Meanwhile, now the speculation can start on what’s going to move in to that big, shiny new retail space. We’re pulling for a liquor store (no, that has not been officially proposed, just wishful thinking).