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SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€” Zoning questions arose during Tuesdayâ€™s planning boardâ€™s hearing for potential construction of residential units on the Larchwood Inn property located on Main Street. In 1994, the town changed the propertyâ€™s zoning to RN Limited (Residential Neighborhood Limited) and added conditions and stipulations under Appendix B, but Attorney William Landry who represented property owner Roland Fiore, asserted that later zoning changes overrode the propertyâ€™s 1994 stipulations and that the town council and zoning board could approve the project.
South Kingstown special counsel for planning and zoning, Andrew M. Teitz said that South Kingstown amended the zoning of the Larchwood property in 1994 to include the preservation of the house, which was restricted to residential use. Also included were 200 foot setbacks from the main street and the preservation of the trees, among other stipulations. The property is zoned 12.1, multi-household land development project, and 12.3, multi-household land development project, elderly only.
â€śIt doesnâ€™t just say 12.1 and 12.3, it says subject to all conditions and stipulations by the town council on October 24, 1994. â€ť he said.
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