By Charlie Sahner
The Lambertville Music Hall announced that it will “temporarily withdraw the current application that is before the Lambertville Board of Adjustment without prejudice.”
According to Lambertville Hall Foundation (LHF) President Tanya Cooper, “Hearing concerns of the community inspired our decision. We are, therefore, temporarily withdrawing our application to re-focus our efforts to best reflect the community’s input and preferences, with respect to rescuing and re-purposing this architectural landmark.
“As we have stated throughout this process, our goal continues to be focused on developing a venue that will enhance the lives of all who participate in its’ programming, while positively contributing to the quality of life in both the neighborhood and the city as a whole,” she added.
Cooper went on to say, “We are thankful for all who have taken the time and expressed genuine interest in our project to date. We are looking very forward to working collaboratively with the City to arrive at a successful resolution to produce a truly magnificent and authentic addition to the city of Lambertville”
In the same announcement, Lambertville Mayor David DelVecchio commented, “I applaud the Bridge Street Foundation [parent organization of LHF] for taking this proactive step. While we all want to see the live arts flourish in Lambertville, it is obvious that this proposal had issues that needed to be addressed. I appreciate the Foundation’s commitment to our city and I look forward to working with them on a new proposal that can best meet our shared values.”