Johnson Tract neighbors insist proposed apartments ‘incompatible’ with area

As the Village of Liverpool Planning Board inches ever closer to approving the application from developer Cosimo Zavaglia to build four three-story apartment buildings at 1225 Tulip St., Johnson Tract neighbors continue to insist that the project is simply too big and too different to be allowed.

“Yes, we know they have the R-3 zoning [which allows for multi-family dwellings],” said Dick Swift, who has lived at 10 Donald Place since 1965. “But it’s incompatible with the neighborhood. It’s not going to fit no matter how many trees you hide it behind.”

Swift spoke at the planning board’s April 23 meeting as the board continued a public hearing from March 26. If Zavaglia gets the board’s okay, he plans to purchase Marvin Meyer’s property at 1225 Tulip Street to construct four 27-unit apartment buildings on a vacant wooded lot, for a total of 108 apartments…