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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Plainfield Zoning Board takes up daycare expansion at former Armory Tuesday

HOPES Head Start is constructing new quarters on
the former Armory site.

Plans call for the complete renovation of the old Armory
building, including accessibility requirements.

Satellite image from Google shows parking areas
on the site at East 7th Street and Leland Avenue.

Plainfield's Zoning Board of Adjustment is set to take up once again the proposed expansion of the HOPES Head Start program at the former Armory building at East 7th Street and Leland Avenue at its meeting Wednesday, August 1.

The matter was carried over from July when board members began to question parking and traffic concerns with the expansion.

HOPES is asking for the following expansions from its original proposal --

  • Students: From 270 to 362

  • Staff: From 76 to 95

  • Classrooms: From 20 to 26
The plan calls for only 86 parking spaces and HOPES is not asking for an expansion of that number, telling the board that no more than 70 employees would be parking at any given time.

HOPES attorney Marsha Moore told the board at the July meeting that she would order the requested traffic study "the next morning."

The Plainfield Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 7:00 PM Wednesday, August 1, in City Hall Library. The public is able to speak on any matter before action is taken.

City Hall is at Watchung Avenue and East 6th Street. Parking and entrance to the building are in the rear.

 -- Dan Damon [ follow ]

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