Pear Street Project presentation expected to draw a crowd to tonight’s CHA meeting

04/16/2013 8:19 AM by

A message from Tom Layman, The River View Advocates:

Please turn out in force to listen to the developers, David White / Lou Salomonsky, present their final proposal to the CHA for their condo development at Main and Pear St. He has presented initial proposals to the CHA Zoning Committee in March and the meeting minutes should be available this evening on

Looking down from the Soldiers and Sailors Monument the building plot is the open land to the right of the Shiplock Watch apartments, and the plans place the building at the bottom of the plot where Cary Street ends. Waite Rawls has kindly given us the latest schematic of the proposed building for distribution around the community. It is attached.

The proposed building height from Cary Street is now 158 ft, so it is 7 ft lower than the very top of the cone of the water tower, roughly three times the height of the Shiplock Watch apartments and 1.8 times the height of “Connecticut.”

David White is presenting his proposal [TONIGHT], the 16th April in St John’s Church Hall starting at 7.00pm

I do not know if the membership will call for a vote but to be on the safe side if you have not renewed your membership and wish to vote you must renew now at: it’s a $25 investment and the rewards are excellent !

Also attached are two memo’s which summarize two contrasting views:

  1. Stewart’s – which represents the perspective of those of us who wish to maintain a continuity (height wise) with the buildings in the immediate vicinity and
  2. Waite’s – which gives a different perspective and one which we need to understand.

Please turn up at the membership meeting next Tuesday.

Tom Layman
The River View Advocates


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Pear and Main Streets

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