Note: Read more about that tree here.
The sign shows that a variance is pending to reduce the setback here along Spur 527 — at left in the photo above — the better to fit 15 single-family lots on the less-than-an-acre property between W. Alabama and Marshall St. in the Westmoreland Historic District. A site plan included in the variance application for the subdivision Carnegie Oaks at Westmoreland shows that the 0.83-acre lot would be parceled out, with driveway access to the north from Marshall and to the south from W. Alabama. The lot’s right across the street from that fixed-up former Skylane complex the Spur. A city rep says that the planning commission will decide on the variance next week.
In the site plan above, Marshall St. is at the top and W. Alabama at the bottom.
- Previously on Swamplot: A Neighbor’s Plans for the West Alabama Skylanes
Images: Knudson (site plan); Allyn West (sign)