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Morristown Zoning Board chastises Johnson City developer, puts brakes on development

October 16th, 2008 12:00 am by Staff Report


Citing multiple and diverse planning and code irregularities, the Morristown Board of Zoning Appeals slammed the brakes on the Robin's Nest duplex development off Jaybird Road Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Morristown Citizen-Tribune's report on the meeting the Johnson City developer, Scott Brooks, asked the board to allow him to pay a fine to remedy the code-related problems, but Brooks' request fell on deaf ears.

Jim Beelaert, BZA chair, told Brooks, who was visibly frustrated, it would probably be 30 to 60 days before the board would consider action on Robin's Nest again.

In the meantime, a stop-work order, which Brooks allegedly was violating as late as Tuesday afternoon, will remain in effect, according to Beelaert.

The obstacles that board members cited with the 11-unit Robin's Nest development involve both form and substance.

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