DPD releases draft of VPC permit

29 Apr

CHS today published the draft of the conditions The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is considering in response to VPC’s application to change the non-conforming use.

The conditions are being imposed by the City.

Every resident has exactly the same power: to make our needs known to DPD through the public process. Every resident was invited to submit letters, to attend the public meeting, and to continue discussions with DPD as they saw fit. As a result of everyone’s input, DPD is making its decision.

  • DPD allowed VPC to operate throughout the entirety of the decision-making process.
  • DPD was within their rights to shut it down. They did not.
  • VP Neighbors never pressed them to.
  • The neighborhood has never had to live without VPC and never has to.

At the public meeting, Ericka stated more than once that she accepts the conditions laid out by the City.

  • She said she will stay profitable under these conditions and that she had no intention to close.
  • She is willing to work with the neighborhood to address our concerns.
  • We are grateful to her for the opportunity to move forward.

Those who wish to support the cafe’s clear efforts to make this right need to follow Ericka’s example.

If those who do make themselves know to us — through this blog, our blog, or in person — we will thank you, as well.

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4 Responses to “DPD releases draft of VPC permit”

  1. Neighbor across the park April 29, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Congratulations on working through the process despite quite a bit of inexplicably hostile opposition to you exercising your very basic right to question whether something in your neighborhood was in compliance with established rules. Not enough people are willing to stand up to bullies. I admire you for being some of the few who are. I also admire the civil and clear manner in which you have presented your point of view throughout the conflict.

    • allehall April 29, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

      Thank you very much, NATP. We appreciate the comment.

  2. Sune April 29, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    Who/What is CHS? You forgot to give a link to the conditions.

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