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Barnard Farm GM: Helipad Project Called Off

May 2, 2013

in Barnard,News

Staff Report

A proposed helipad project at a Barnard farm has been canceled, according to an email sent from the farm’s general manager to the Barnard zoning administrator.

Monsalvat Farm owner John J. Noffo-Kahn told his general manager, Kevin Lessard, the project was off Wednesday morning. The “overall aggravation” from the permit process and appeals from residents contributed to the decision, said Lessard in the email he sent to Barnard zoning administrator Preston Bristow.

Noffo-Kahn wanted to build a 50-by-50-foot concrete surface near his $18 million estate on Francis Road mostly for personal use. The project faced opposition from neighbors and residents, who unsuccessfully appealed the town’s development review board last week to curb the project.

The development review board ruled in favor of Noffo-Kahn, saying there was nothing in the Barnard zoning regulations that prohibited the project.

Standard correspondent Virginia Dean contributed to this report.

Concerned residents tour the site of a proposed helipad at a Barnard farm on April 25. The project has been called off by the farm's owner. (Virginia Dean Photo)       Concerned residents tour the site of a proposed helipad at a Barnard farm on April 25. The project has been called off by the farm’s owner. (Virginia Dean Photo) facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

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