After killing the hopes of Boys Hope Girls Hope to build two dormitories and an office on Madge Avenue in Brentwood, it’s back on the agenda for a specially called Board of Aldermen meeting Monday, Sept. 9.
The Brentwood board voted down the rezoning of 8817 Madge Avenue on Aug. 5 by a vote of 4-3. If approved, the property zoning would have changed from single family to planned development, and combined with 8815 Madge, would have been big enough for Boys Hope Girls Hope to build.
Because this is a zoning issue, it needs a 75 percent “yes” vote, meaning that when it returns on Monday six “yes” votes are needed to pass.
At the Aug. 5 meeting, Anthony Harper (Ward 1), Tom Kramer (Ward 4), Andy Leahy (Ward 3) and Cindy Manestar (Ward 2) voted against rezoning.
Voting for rezoning were Keith Robertson (Ward 3), Patrick Toohey (Ward 4) and Lee Wynn (Ward 2).
Maureen Saunders (Ward 1) was ill, and was absent.
The issue has been controversial since Boys Hope Girls Hope passed out cards in the Madge Avenue neighborhood in March, announcing an informational meeting at St. Mary Magdalen.
The Board of Aldermen meeting is 7 p.m. at the Brentwood Rec Center. A public hearing is scheduled before the vote.