Potsdam yoga studio receives special use permit to move from downtown to church community room
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 2:53 pm

By CRAIG FREILICH

POTSDAM -- Trillium Center for Yoga and Health has cleared another set of hurdles in its plan to move the yoga studio from its Market Street location to the First Presbyterian Church Community Center.

The village planning board Thursday night approved a special use permit for the church’s 42 Elm St. center, following the village board’s approval in May of a zoning change from residential R-1 to “Innovation District,” or ID, to accommodate the profit-making venture's move.

They also approved Trillium’s site plan after checking the proposed access from Elm Street.

And they approved the design for Trillium’s sign, according to Potsdam Planning and Development Director Fred Hanss.

Hanss also said before the yoga studio actually moves in they will probably need a building permit if they plan to reroute wiring or plumbing or make other changes or improvements, which are expected.

In May, Trillium partner Terry de la Vega told the Board of Trustees they wanted to move from 25 Market St., where they opened in August 2015 offering classes and workshops in a variety of yoga and related styles, to the church center, where they will have more room and lower rent.