In the Residence A-l Zone no dwelling shall be erected or maintained on a lot having a frontage of less than 125 feet for an interior lot and 140 feet for a corner lot or having an area of less than 18,750 square feet.
Because the frontage of this lot on Bliss Road is only 71.0 ft (less than the minimum of 140 ft required for a corner lot) …. Would this property be considered non-conforming by the Longmeadow zoning bylaw cited above?
Here is an interesting idea that might be considered by the abutting property owner….
1. Purchase the 386 Bliss Road property and demolish the building.
2. Combine the two adjacent lots
The second “new” lot would likely have a market value of $175-200K given the current assessment valuation of land for this section of town.
The town is hoping to recoup their $100K expenses which would be added to the General Fund.
Let’s hope that the town realizes at least that amount during next week’s auction and that this property is re-established as a contributor to Longmeadow’s property tax rolls.