Earlier this month members of the Plymouth Board of Zoning Appeals heard the request of Marcy Prochaska to reconsider their decision on a Special Request to allow a Montessori School to operate in her home at 800 North Center Street.

After hearing the request and additional information the Plymouth BOA determined there was enough new information to reconsider the case in their January meeting. 

In November the City BZA heard the request with two neighbors voicing opposition to the school fearing the additional traffic will cause additional congestion of Jackson and Center Streets and impact the tranquility of the residential neighborhood. 

Prochaska was granted a Special Uses variance to operate the school on Lake Avenue in August but determined that location to be too expensive with having to move her family into an apartment. This new home on Center Street was purchased with the intent to operate the school on the first floor and have the family live on the second floor.   A Special Use is required to allow the school to operate 5 days a week with up to 20 children.

Parking for the drop-off and pick-up is also a concern to the neighbors. 

There will be another public hearing on the request at their meeting on January 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room of City Hall.