A new self-storage project proposed for Dorset, Vt., is being appealed twice, drawing more complainants than any other project brought before the town in the past 20 years, according to Joseph Bamford, the town’s zoning administrator. Two appeals have been filed against a zoning permit issued last month for the construction of three, 2,000 self-storage buildings on property owned by Brad Tyler. More than 70 residents oppose the project.
The appellants claim the permit violates the town’s bylaws and the self-storage project is not a permitted use in a village commercial district. Bamford disagreed, saying the project is permitted use under the law. The appellant filers are Jacqueline Pistell
and Eric Rosencrantz.
The second appeal requests that the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) conduct a public hearing and revoke the permit. The board will have 60 days to hold hearing. If not satisfied, the appellants could take the case to the state Environmental Court.
Source: Manchester (Vt.) Journal, Appeals filed on storage proposal
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