TPZ reviews revised application for dog day-care business
Published 5:49 am, Thursday, August 6, 2015
A proposed day-care center for dogs is getting a second look.
The Town Plan and Zoning Commission last week held a public hearing on a revised application from lawyer Frank Johnson that would allow a zone change and the opening of a dog day-care business at 154 Kings Highway Cutoff.
No one spoke in opposition to the application. The TPZ did not vote on the proposal at the meeting.
Johnson appeared before the commission in May with a similar application, and while there was no public opposition then either, commission members were concerned hat the zone change that was proposed was too broad and could allow such day-care facilities in residential neighborhoods.
This time, the zoning amendment proposed by Johnson would apply only to a designed commercial district and would add a dog day-care business as a permitted use.
“There is a growing clientele for such a service,” he said, which would allow owners to drop off their pets in the morning and pick them up in the evening. While there would be weekend hours, Johnson said there will be no overnight boarding allowed.
“There is no intention for this to be a kennel with overnight boarding, “ he said, and his client, Cheryl Paul, would accept a condition of approval stating that proviso.
Located in a building that previously housed a deli, the dog day-care would include indoor and outdoor runs for the animals. The amendment would limit such facilities to one dog per 50 square feet, and Johnson said for the Kings Highway Cutoff business, that would mean a maximum of about 25 dogs.