Friday, October 15, 2010

Pawn Shop Update from Crow Hill


I haven't verified this with any other source, but CHCA released it today in preparation for their pawn shop press rally and protest tomorrow. If what they claim is true, this pawn shop is not opening, at least not anytime soon.

Park Place & Franklin has Residential 6 (R6) designation with a Commercial 1-1 (C1-1) overlay
(see attached documentation from City Planning)

PAWN SHOPS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN C1-1 zones

Construction for the pawn shop was done at night and on weekends with no display of a DOB work order.
A call to DOB confirmed that there has been no filing for recent construction.

PLEASE JOIN US
SATURDAY OCTOBER 16th at 12 NOON
CORNER OF PARK PLACE & FRANKLIN AVENUE
It is imperative that we join together to protest inappropriate and illegal construction in our community.

2 comments:

  1. They are correct. The parcel is zoned R6 (residential) with a C1-1 overlay. Pawn shops are only allowed in C2, C4, C6, and C8, commercial zonings (different from overlays). The only way I could see it being legit is if (a) they somehow don't classify themselves as a pawn shop, which may be true consider they aren't having a showroom or anything, just a window, or (b) they updated the zoning for the parcel and the city didn't update their map, which I highly doubt.

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