Village panels reviewing Blocher Homes site

People Inc., a nonprofit organization, is proposing to renovate and expand the current Blocher Homes building, locacted at 135 Evans Street, to add new apartments.

At the recommendation of the Village Board, the Planning Board on Dec. 2 held a public hearing on the matter.

The following links provide the 2020 meeting schedules for the Planning and Zoning boards.

Please note that while the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, the Blocher Homes proposal is not on the agenda. It will be reviewed by the ZBA after the Planning Board completes the State Environmental Quality Review.

In December 2019, Daniel O’Neill, president and CEO of Beechwood and Blocher Homes, provided a statement to the village.

The proposal for 135 Evans St. would require site plan approval by the village’s Planning and Architectural Review Board, which initially reviewed plans on Aug. 5.

The Village Board of Trustees is stressing to the public that the project is only being reviewed by the village’s ZBA and Planning Board.

“While the Blocher Homes project is in the village boundaries, the mayor and trustees have no influence or decision-making ability as it pertains to the project,” Mayor Deb Rogers said on Oct. 28. “These decisions lie within the parameters of the village’s Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals.”