Wednesday, August 14, 2019

From the NextDoor web site.

This is an article from the NextDoor web site.
Fight Kim's Cleaner's development plans- Wednesday 8/14 at 4:30 p.m.
Hello Neighbors! 

 It's unbelievable what's happening at 20th & Waverly... Months ago Kim's Cleaners applied for – and received – a permit to build up to 70-feet in a 20 to 38 foot house neighborhood, thanks to a ”bonus” loophole that's since been closed. But sadly, they're grandfathered in. For now. 

So we need your presence at the Zoning hearing TODAY - Wednesday, 8/14 at 4:30 p.m. We're fortunate that Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is supporting us and the hundreds of his constituents whose signatures we have. 

But why is this an unbelievable case? Not just because a greedy developer is claiming they'll put in a 'fresh grocer' where one isn't needed and get to build 15 feet higher, but because we've learned they DON'T even own the entire property! And to get permits, they need to have ownership. And this is a case where their attorneys actually admitted they don't own it. How do we know? Because they filed a Quiet Title Action – Civil Action Docket #190605376. 

But the owners NEVER gave their permission to build on it!! In fact, they strongly oppose it and their lawyer will be at the hearing tomorrow to say that. I hope you’re there to hear it. 

 City’s License & Inspections is innocent to this and believed that the Kim’s owned the property when they granted the permits, but they haven’t revoked them yet. We hope they will tomorrow. 

So PLEASE join us to show your support for a neighborhood that wants development, but not the type that’s being proposed. Here are the hearing details: 
 ZBA – Zoning Board of Adjustment 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:30 p.m. 
1515 Arch Street (corner of 16th & Arch) 18th Floor 
 Bring photo ID and use the elevator at the back 

When you enter the hearing room, just walk to the front and pick up a white slip (in a wire basket) and fill out your name, address, etc. You’re there supporting the appellant and the case # is 37669. That’s important to note. When the case is called, be sure to stand so the Zoning Board knows you’re there because of it. 

This type of questionable development could be happening in other parts of the city, but we’ve been vigilant enough to see that it’s in our neighborhood. It could be in yours, too. If you support us, we’ll support YOU! Isn’t that what NextDoor and being a neighbor is about? 

 Just show up, or let me know you’ll be there.

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