Extension granted on Jaffrey condo project

  • Planning Director Jo Anne Carr talks with the Jaffrey Planning Board about impact fees during Tuesday's meeting. (Nicholas Handy / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Nicholas Handy—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Friday, August 11, 2017 10:17AM

Jaffrey’s Planning Board has given a five-year extension on vesting to the Stony Brook Condominium project, which will protect the project against any zoning changes in town.

The board unanimously agreed to the extension during Tuesday’s meeting provided the phasing of the project continues according to submitted documents.

“I commend you for what you are trying to do,” said Selectmen’s rep Jim Weimann, during the meeting. “I think five years is a reasonable amount of time [to get the project completed.”

Kathleen Van Dyke – wife of project developer Robert Van Dyke, who passed away in 2016 – said she wanted to see the project to the end, as her husband worked hard to get the project approved. 

The Stony Brook project was approved by the board in October of 2015, after more than 10 years since the project’s inception. 

The 28-unit subdivision on Mountain Road has been hotly contested in town, sue in part to the project’s density. 

Original plans included 40 houses, but was denied by the Planning Board. 

The project was brought to the Supreme Court by a group of citizens who wanted the 28-unit project appealed, feeling that it should have only been ten units, as it is in the mountain zone protection area of Mount Monadnock. 

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.