Updates to this page may continue to be infrequent, as we are in a season of mostly waiting. The Hanover Zoning Board voted last spring to deny reconsideration of the restrictive conditions placed on our approval to build a church building. Prior to this, one of the abutters who opposes the project had filed an
You’ll recall from the last Project Update that we were awaiting a rehearing our on “Church Use” Special Exception. In March, after another marathon hearing and then two deliberative sessions, the board voted unanimously to “approve” our project but gave us some very problematic restrictions. Firstly, the board limited our occupancy on the site (not just the building
In total, the dedicated all-volunteer Zoning Board spent nearly 20 hours over 6 months considering our case. And this does not even take into account the amount of work that they do behind the scenes studying and writing reports! They made a decision against our proposal and subsequently we filed a motion for rehearing our case.
We are fixing up the yellow house (currently unoccupied) on the Greensboro Road property to house interns! It’s exciting to see some ongoing use of the property while we are still in the midst of the long series of meetings related to zoning and permitting to obtain permission to build a church.
Thanks to all who came out to the Greensboro Road work day!