They felt the need to address a dangerous precedent on Cumberland St. Someone purchased 2 adjacent lots - one is vacant, the other contains a moderately sized single family home. The new owner hopes to demolish the home, and build one 8,000 square foot home over both lots. The block is zoned for one residence per lot. After the proposed merger of these 2 lots, the new double-sized lot will still be zoned for one residence.
In June the Board of Supervisors made it more difficult to merge dwelling units - to prevent loss of housing. A suggestion to include lot mergers never came up - until now. If you are a member of CHN, and would like to support this proposal, please let me know. Here is the entire proposal: