Binghamton Panel Reviewing Riverside Drive Bed-and-Breakfast Plan
The Binghamton planning commission is considering an application to allow a bed-and-breakfast establishment in a single-family West Side home.
Jeanne VanBuren discussed her request for a special use permit for 43 Riverside Drive with commission members at a recent City Hall meeting.
A listing of the city's local landmark properties indicates the three-story Queen Anne-style house was built in 1894.
VanBuren told the commission she is not planning to rent the B&B to long-term guests. The house is located across Murray Street from Beth David Synagogue.
VanBuren noted there now are nearby homes that are being used for student housing and medical offices. She said she believes the plan for her house "is consistent with the neighborhood."
City planners asked VanBuren to provide an up-to-date floor plan identifying the bedrooms in the house. She indicated her intent would be to rent out only one room at a time.
As part of the site plan review process, the planning commission will consider various issues, including parking, lighting and public safety.
The commission is expected to hold a public hearing on the bed-and-breakfast application at its November meeting.
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