Stewart’s Shops asks for delay in decision on new Washington Street store

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WATERTOWN — Stewart’s Shops wants the city to hold off the company’s plans to contruct a new, larger store on Washington Street.

Chuck Marshall, real estate representative for Stewart’s, Saratoga County, has asked the city to suspend its zoning change request for the project until it can complete a property values study that it plans to share with neighbors.

The subject of how the project, at 703, 707 and 715 Washington St., would impact property values came up during an Oct. 5 discussion by the city Planning Board, which approved the zoning request by a 5-1 vote that day.

Planning Board member Neil Katzman was the only no vote for the zoning change at 108 Flower Ave. East, an existing house that would be torn down to make room for the project. The Flower Avenue East house proposed for demolition is owned by Hedy M. Cirrincione of Coco Beach, Fla., according to city records. The four-bedroom house was built in 1910 and is assessed at $123,800.

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