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Board to consider raising height limit of Main Street buildings

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Tuesday night to consider an ordinance amendment that would allow certain structures on or around Main Street to have a maximum height of 60 feet instead of 45 feet. The meeting will begin at 7 o’clock in the colonial courthouse; the public hearing will start at 8.

The proposed change to the zoning ordinance would impact the height of principal structures containing retail stores and shops and office type businesses in the B-2 Village Business Zoning District. For structures higher than 45 feet, the setback from Main Street must be 35 feet from the right of way. The front yard setback will remain five feet for buildings not taller than 45 feet.

The initial request for the ordinance to be changed first came to the board of supervisors in December from Edgehill Town Center agent Walter Alford. At that time, Alford said developers of the shopping center were ready to begin phase four of its revitalization projec...

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