Richmond Heights officials Tuesday night approved an extension for Joseph Cyr’s development plan for his Boland Place apartments at Boland and Dale.
The council approved Cyr’s development on March 3, 2016. By ordinance he had a year to start work. In a letter to the city council he asked for a extension, to May 9, to for time to obtain an abatement permit and mobilize on the site. He also said in the letter: “moving forward is subject to lender clearance…” He said he has raised $8 million for the project.
City manager, Amy Hamilton, told the council it was best to give Cyr the longest extension allowable — six months — so he doesn’t need to come back for more.
Former Richmond Heights councilman, Paul Lore, told the council he was disappointed the council gave Cyr the extension with no questions asked before the vote.
The council had a closed session following the open meeting. City Manager Amy Hamilton said Cyr was in the meeting for a short period, also that no votes were taken.
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