Lighting the way
Orchard STEM School, located in Ohio City, requested approval for a new electric sign to share community information. The board expressed some concern about the lighted sign’s impact on surrounding neighbors.
The board approved the sign with the understanding that it would only be lit Monday-Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Group homes approved
The board approved new zoning for a group home serving people over the age of 55 on East 146th Street in Ward 10. The project plans to house up to 16 people and focus on those with Alzheimer’s and mental health needs.
The board also approved a group home for older veterans on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Ward 4. The home would operate like an assisted living facility providing care to up to five senior veterans.
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