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SIBILLY SEEKS REZONING FOR BALLPARK, SIB'S

Developer Leo R. Sibilly wants to rezone three parcels in Estate Elizabeth — including the Sibilly ballpark and Sib's Mountain Bar — for a professional/business center to serve the North Side community.
In a letter to area homeowners, Sibilly said he is asking that Parcels No. 33, 34 and 44A Estate Elizabeth be rezoned from Residential-Low Density to Business-3.
"The proposed development does not intend to compete with restaurants and convenient groceries in the area," Sibilly wrote. "Instead, our proposal is to establish a small countryside business park with possible services such as doctors, general dentistry, pharmacy, secretarial/notary services, travel agency and sport fishing supplies store."
"Considerable market research" will be done to make sure community needs are met, he added.
Sibilly's letter noted that for 48 years, the Sibilly family has permitted "virtually unrestricted use" of the ballfield for community activities and as a playground for nearby Joseph Sibilly School.
But as St. Thomas has continued to develop, that area has become a "choice residential area preferred both by new homeowners and renters," and those people now need "selected professional services," he said.
Sibilly described himself as the "prime sponsor" of this project, and offered to meet with any homeowners who have questions about his plans.

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Developer Leo R. Sibilly wants to rezone three parcels in Estate Elizabeth — including the Sibilly ballpark and Sib's Mountain Bar — for a professional/business center to serve the North Side community.
In a letter to area homeowners, Sibilly said he is asking that Parcels No. 33, 34 and 44A Estate Elizabeth be rezoned from Residential-Low Density to Business-3.
"The proposed development does not intend to compete with restaurants and convenient groceries in the area," Sibilly wrote. "Instead, our proposal is to establish a small countryside business park with possible services such as doctors, general dentistry, pharmacy, secretarial/notary services, travel agency and sport fishing supplies store."
"Considerable market research" will be done to make sure community needs are met, he added.
Sibilly's letter noted that for 48 years, the Sibilly family has permitted "virtually unrestricted use" of the ballfield for community activities and as a playground for nearby Joseph Sibilly School.
But as St. Thomas has continued to develop, that area has become a "choice residential area preferred both by new homeowners and renters," and those people now need "selected professional services," he said.
Sibilly described himself as the "prime sponsor" of this project, and offered to meet with any homeowners who have questions about his plans.