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NARRAGANSETT â€“ The controversy surrounding the proposed changes to a lot in Kentara Green, one of the four remaining Sherry Cottages, continued to grow during Tuesday eveningâ€™s planning board meeting with a full house of local residents ready to express their firm opposition.
Word of the proposal made by David DiClemente of 65 Gibson Ave., to subdivide his lot in order to build a single family home with a two to three car garage on the green behind the existing single family home on the lot began to spark debate last week when the Historic District Commission decided that the proposal was offensive and would be too much of an impact on one of the few existing historic sites in the town.
Community Development Director Michael DeLuca informed the board that the lot is located within a voluntary historic district, meaning that any changes and building that take place on the lot are not required to go through the town for approval. However, DiClemente sent the proposal to the Historic District Commission last week for suggestions. DeLuca clarified that the plans and building concepts meet all town requirements, but said that he had some concerns for how the construction and sub-division would impact the historic integrity of Kentara Green.
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