Dillon development request postponed | SummitDaily.com

Dillon development request postponed

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DILLON – The Dillon Town Council has postponed a request by the developer who wants to remodel the Dillon Center to waive the town’s winter excavation rules.Barry Sherman of DCB Construction asked if he could begin work in March on the two-level parking garage that would be added onto the current building, which houses the bowling alley, an old movie theater and several other businesses.The town code states that building permits will not be issued after Nov. 1 if the work entails excavation from November through March.Council members expressed concern because Sherman hasn’t submitted final plans for the project nor has he gained approval for his request to exceed the town’s building height limit by four feet.Also, some were worried that excavation would begin on the parking lot, then the project would never move forward.”I think the application is a little premature,” Councilmember Noel Hess said. “I would hate to see trees cut down and a hole dug and it stay there.”The council voted to revisit the request at its next meeting.The Dillon Center remodel project includes the addition of 40 townhouses on a second level, as well as the new parking garage.Sherman hopes to have the project completed by next November.The town’s planning and zoning commission will hold a public hearing next Wednesday to make a recommendation to the town council on whether the town’s building height limit should be raised to 50 feet.Even if the variance is not approved, the council can still approve Sherman’s request to build up to 44 feet.

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