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Old 07-10-2014, 12:35 PM
 
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1. I do not think that this dev is back on the agenda..perhaps a website misalignment.
2. according to the vfw, the day care playground was previously in the place of the central school where they are developing their own apartment complex. So if they needed to protect that side of the property why didn't they buy the vfw? Not feeling much sympathy with the daycare center given they made their own choice now want to restrict others development.
3. what the developers really need to do is just solve the parking problem. That is apparently the major/only issue that the commission had to vote on where they asked for a deviation.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:28 PM
 
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So is it still in or not? I am downtown waiting...armed double barrel for any public comment period...
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:46 PM
 
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It isn't. They do a bad job of delineating which projects go with which agenda on the main page, but looking at the agenda, it is not on it. If you're already there, you can still make your voice heard on your opinion of the project and the commission itself during the public comment portion (which I highly encourage you doing).
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:50 PM
 
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The proposal, while modified, isn't dead. They're coming back next month for both a Planning Commission (9/11) and Board of Zoning Appeals (9/17) meeting.

Neighborhood Zoning Notifications | City of Morgantown, WV official website

Also, as a summary:

Old - 92 units, 368 total beds, 3237 sq ft retail, 126 parking spaces, 101 bicycle spaces
New - 89 units, 331 total beds, 4042 sq ft retail, 158 parking spaces, 97 bicycle spaces
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:38 PM
 
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The proposal, while modified, isn't dead. They're coming back next month for both a Planning Commission (9/11) and Board of Zoning Appeals (9/17) meeting.

Neighborhood Zoning Notifications | City of Morgantown, WV official website

Also, as a summary:

Old - 92 units, 368 total beds, 3237 sq ft retail, 126 parking spaces, 101 bicycle spaces
New - 89 units, 331 total beds, 4042 sq ft retail, 158 parking spaces, 97 bicycle spaces
As long as something is there in place of VFW Tower.

*** Biafora. Stand up to those ccksuckers and Get. It. Done. Morgantown.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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Yes, confirming that we're on the agenda. Summary of key design changes:

- Bulk/mass reduced
- Unit mix diversified
- Façade steps back at street side and neighboring property
- 100% of req'd parking & loading provided on-site
- Materials palette modified

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Old 08-27-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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Thank you!
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:38 PM
 
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You know, I might actually like that a bit better. It definitely works as a compromise, so long as some people put their egos aside and look at the impact it, and other developments, could have on the city at large.

If/when this gets built, I sincerely hope developers turn their sights on the area south of Pleasant St. The Warner needs to be an Alamo Drafthouse, the corner where the Huntington Bank drive-thru should be an at least six story building, two infill buildings on either side of the Iron Horse Tavern, and there's a massive lot totally empty between Kirk/Moreland and Chestnut/Beechurst. If I had money, that entire area would be near the top of my list.
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:19 PM
 
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You know, I might actually like that a bit better. It definitely works as a compromise, so long as some people put their egos aside and look at the impact it, and other developments, could have on the city at large.

If/when this gets built, I sincerely hope developers turn their sights on the area south of Pleasant St. The Warner needs to be an Alamo Drafthouse, the corner where the Huntington Bank drive-thru should be an at least six story building, two infill buildings on either side of the Iron Horse Tavern, and there's a massive lot totally empty between Kirk/Moreland and Chestnut/Beechurst. If I had money, that entire area would be near the top of my list.
Exactly right, especially the Alamo Drafthouse development. That would be outstanding. These things are possible if we get some folks with vision running things in city government instead of the good old boy network that resists improvement in favor of the status quo at all costs. All the ingredients are in place to make Morgantown a model city that will finally, at last, present a face for our state that counters the negative stereotypes. We have needed that in West Virginia since forever, but especially since the economic decline in Wheeling.

We have tens of thousands of out of state visitors in Morgantown every year. If they can start to associate our state with our city's changing face, it could be a game changer all the way around.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:54 PM
 
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Nice!!

Of all the crap that gets approved, THIS needs to get done. Provides density where it should be and looks like a building that should exist "downtown"
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