The Present CHARACTER of the Virginia Ave/Lefurgy Area


In the plans that are under consideration for the development of Virginia and Lefurgy, it is being proposed that nine two-family houses be constructed in an area roughly equivalent in size to a football field (300 by 200 feet). This neighborhood is now, and has been for the past century, a neighborhood comprised of small ONE-FAMILY homes. For more on why some of this area is zoned two-family, see: [1]

To demonstrate that this is a neighborhood of small one-family homes, we here offer some photos.


Virginia Avenue
looking west


The north side of Virginia Avenue
is predominantly zoned one-family, for the most part. Here, on a 7500 sq foot lot, is a one-family house that is characteristic of the north side of Virginia Avenue:


On the north side of Virginia Avenue, near Lefurgy
there are a few older houses that are zoned two-family. But they are in fact small one-family dwellings.


On the south side of Virginia Avenue
there are only three occupied residences. All are one family homes, although all are zoned two-family. For why this zoning anomaly exists, see: [2]

A small one-family,
adjacent to Scappy's lot
This house, adjacent to Scappy's lot, is another
one-family home, on the south side of Virginia
This small house, on the corner of Virginia and
Lefurgy, was originally built as a one-family
home, but has since been used as a two-family
dwelling. It is in the two-family zone.


Scappy's property
In a lot that is approximately 250 feet wide and 100 feet deep, 5 two-families are slated to be erected. In addition to a 2-family house, each 5,000 sq ft parcel of land must accomodate off-street parking for 4 cars, according to the Code.



Where the bowling alley now stands,
two 2-family houses will be built, each
on a lot that is only 46 feet wide,
each with off-streetparking for 4 cars.

On a 50 by 100 foot lot here,
one 2-family house will be built, w/ off-street parking for 4 cars.

This little house on Scappy's lot, recently
renovated, is now slated for demolition.
In this 50x100 ft space, a 2-family house
w/ off-street parking for 4 cars will go up.
On a 50 by 100 foot lot here, one
2-family house will be built w/ off-street
parking for 4 cars.


Lefurgy, facing north from the corner of Virginia and Lefurgy
is also populated by small residences, predominantly one-family.


East side of Lefurgy.
West side of Lefurgy.