The Historic Brunswick NPA represents the residents, property and business owners, churches and schools of neighborhoods south of Gloucester Street and Downtown Brunswick. We plan to work together as your neighborhood advocacy group to streamline communications between residents and Brunswick city government. We encourage everyone's participation to help improve our city and your neighborhoods. We are looking for enthusiastic and creative neighbors who would like to join us in working towards building a stronger community.
Hand in Hand of Glynn has recognized the zoning challenges for the proposed location at 519 Norwich and has decided not to proceed with the purchase of the property. We appreciate all of the citizens, city staff, and elected officials who participated in this process. We look forward to the community’s continued involvement in the Historic Brunswick Neighborhood Planning Assembly. The mayor will still be holding a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, August 1st, 6:00pm at Old City Hall. We hope you will join us to discuss this and additional topics that impact the future of our neighborhood.
Please see the document below for more information regarding the Hand in Hand organization and answers to some of the questions that have been raised by our members.
Please join us on August 1st at 6:00pm at Old City Hall for a Town Hall Meeting regarding Hand in Hand of Glynn. We hope to see you there. Facebook Event Page
July 26, 2019 Update: Brunswick city officials have determined a new conditional-permit will be necessary for the proposed long-term homeless facility at the Harper's Joy building, 519 Norwich St. in Brunswick, according to Bren Daiss, director of the city's planning, development and codes department. This means the facility plans cannot proceed without going through the full permitting process.
The facility's organizers, Hand in Hand of Glynn, Inc., were notified Thursday, July 26, 2019, that the conditional-use permit would be needed, Daiss said. No applications for permits had been filed as of today, July 26, 2019.
The permitting process would include consideration by the Brunswick City Planning and Appeals Commission, followed by the full City Commission. The Planning and Appeals Commission would hold a public hearing and consider the permit, then make a recommendation to the City Commission. The City Commission would then also hold a public hearing and approve, deny or defer the permit.
Permit applications must be received by the city 20 days prior to the Planning and Appeals Commission meeting, Daiss said. The next Planning and Appeals Commission meeting is scheduled for Aug. 14, 2019, and any applicants who have not yet filed permit applications have missed the deadline for that meeting. The next opportunity for applications will be 20 days prior to the Planning and Appeals Commission meeting slated for Sept. 11, 2019. The Planning and Appeals Commission has 65 days to consider permit applications after its meeting.
Because of this timeline, the earliest any permit applicant would be able to appear before the full City Commission would be Oct. 2, 2019.
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All the links below are great resources for our neighborhood, whether you are looking for details on obtaining a building permit or just looking for a great place to grab a bite to eat on a Saturday evening.