Originally airing Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.
WRFA public affairs director Jason Sample talks with Lakeview Ave. resident Paul Leone about his effort to challenge a decision by the Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals to grant a special use variance for the Sheldon House, a home located in a residential area of the city but which the new owners want to use as a headquarters for their corporate offices.
- In January 2016, Jamestown Community College announced it would sell the property to the Lynn Development Group for $240,000, contingent on a zoning variance from the city zoning board.
- In May 2016, the Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals granted the special use variance to the property, despite objection by Leone and others in the community. Leone and other subsequently challenged the variance.
- In August 2016, the New York Supreme Court upheld the Zoning Baord’s decision to grant the variance.
- In September 2016, Leone announced he would appeal the Supreme Court ruling in the New York State Court of Appeals.
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