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Waterworks Introduces Upholstered Furniture

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Best known for high-end plumbing fixtures, Waterworks has introduced a new line of upholstered furniture.

In a recent press release, Kristen Knisley, Waterworks Public Relations Manager, writes,

“The new pieces, consisting of two unique design groups, display the intelligent use of high quality material and the finest craftsmanship, and are a welcome addition to the existing Legion and Sloane collections of bath furniture. Manufactured in the United States, each piece is solid mahogany or maple…”

“Drawing from the linear, modern forms of Campaign furniture of the mid-nineteenth century, the Legion collection embodies practicality, functionality and simplicity. The four pieces, including a relaxed chair, pitched back chaise, two person bench and an essential stool, are precisely engineered for suitability and comfort.”

“The Sloane collection incorporates restrained and disciplined design details that include generous scales of proportion. The tailored form of the leg and the graceful arc of the cushion lend a light, lively feel to chaise, chair, bench and stool. The Sloane design is sized for comfort within scale.”

“These new pieces can be upholstered by Waterworks in Waterworks for Kravet Soleil performance fabric, or ordered in a muslin fabric to allow for clients to custom upholster.”

Read the entire press release here.

New Castle F.A.R. Legislation

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

This is the draft legislation for the new Floor Area Ratio code.

Proposed F.A.R. Legislation – Draft 11/28/2006

New Castle Proposes Floor Area Ratio Legislation

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

In an attempt to limit the size of houses throughout the Town of New Castle, the town board is proposing legislation that would add Floor Area Ratio (F.A.R.) requirements to the town’s zoning code. This legislation will effect EVERY residential property in New Castle by restricting the total floor area of every proposed residential project; new homes, as well as additions.

Comments made at the 11/28 public hearing suggested that the proposed legislation may reduce the available buildable area in some districts by almost 50%.

How restrictive will the new F.A.R. code be? The board claims that the proposed legislation will leave most homes in compliance with the new code.

How will this legislation effect the value of homes in New Castle? How much of a home’s value is based on its expansion possibilities?

How will this legislation effect revenue for the town? Fewer improvements. Smaller homes. Fewer building permits. Will taxes need to be increased to compensate for reduced revenue growth?

The next public hearing is scheduled for December 12 at 8:00PM.