Posted by PA Resident, a resident of the Charleston Gardens neighborhood, on Apr 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm
I'm not a bit surprised at the dimensions of this PC development. When the JCC was approved it opened the door to huge violations of our zoning codes, as developers realized they could get so much by declaring their projects PC.
I believe the tower is the elevator shaft. The 50' height limit only refers to the roof line; air conditioning equipment, chimneys and elevator shafts can go way up above 50'. Much of the JCC is over 75'if you take into account all the equipment above the roof line.
Incidentally, we are still waiting for the JCC to provide the jitney buses they promised as mitigation for their being allowed so many code violations, including something called shared parking!!
I have been told that the setbacks cannot be changed until a whole new comprehensive plan is drawn up which will be - when?!!