Rose Scharlin Co-op Nursery School had a City Zoning Administration public hearing for their Conditional Use Permit (CUP) scheduled for yesterday. Apparently, the Dept of Zoning Administration did not receive their request to postpone the hearing in a timely manner. However, the hearing examiner granted their request to postpone the hearing.
The hearing examiner also took verbal testimony from 4 of the 7 neighbors who attended the hearing in City Hall. He also noted the department had received numerous letters/emails from neighbors. He said none opposed the school outright, all expressed need for additional scrutiny and changes. City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell's planning deputy, Amy Ablakat reiterated that fact, saying CD13 received many of those letters and emails and delivered them to Zoning Administration before the public hearing. Ablakat also requested a delay of the public hearing so the school could work with the neighbors to reach consensus on the proposed conditions. CD13 field deputy Adam Bass was also present.
The hearing examiner granted the school's request for a 60 day postponement of the public hearing. (That should put a public hearing right around Thanksgiving.) He also said the file would remain open during those 60 days for the public to review and send further comments.