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Planners to discuss Old Town subdivision

Avi Salzman

— A two-lot subdivision in Old Town Steamboat has required more public meetings than many projects 10 times its size.

The original design of the Shuster Subdivision on the corner of Fourth and Pine streets was not consistent with the historical patterns of lots in Old Town, according to the majority of planning commissioners and to the applicant’s neighbors. The applicant wanted one of the lots to front the alley behind Pine Street, which is unusual for Old Town. There was also discussion about access to the alley.

The commission unanimously denied the application when it first came through at the recommendation of city staff.

The City Council decided on Nov. 20 to remand the decision back to the commission after city staff realized the applicant was willing to make some changes. City staff also decided it would investigate claims by a neighbor that there were two dwelling units in one of the current residences.

Stephen Shuster was not willing to comment on the changes or his neighbor’s allegations.

The Planning Commission will review the matter when it meets tonight at 6 p.m. in Centennial Hall.


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