The underlying zoning on a parcel is two-family residential. However, the property has a special permit to allow for an non-profit office that was approved in the 60s and the existing office building was built at that time. It has been used for a non-profit office since that time. Now the owner wishes to rezone to use the property for a for-profit office, which they cannot do with the special permit.
The property next door also has a special permit for a non profit office with an underlying single-family residential zoning. This structure was also built in the 1960s and has always been used for a non-profit office. The entire block constitutes other institutional type uses (church, nursing home), an apartment building, a group home, and duplexes. The rezoning to office would just allow what has essentially been permitted on the property for 50 years. This is a transitional area located between commercial and single-family residential.