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PLANNING BOARD AGENDA

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October 15th 2020 – 4:30pm

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PB Case No.: 07-20                                      Zone:   Planned Development Residential

Address: Tax Map # 308.17-04-28                  Requested Action: Site Plan Approval

Applicant: Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc.        Curb Cut Variance

Owner: Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc.     

 

Pursuant to Section 2-29-274(1) the applicant is seeking site plan approval for a project to be located at the aforementioned address.

 

The applicant has proposed to construct a 1,940 square foot office and community center for the Parkedge Townhouse complex. Site improvements will include: new driveway, equipment storage shed, 12 parking spaces, patio, sidewalks, utilities, sight lighting and landscaping. Ingress and egress will be located off of Parkedge Drive.

 

At the September 24th meeting, the Board granted Preliminary Site Plan Approval contingent upon favorable 239 review and satisfaction of comments by the Engineering Department.

 

PB Case No.: 08-20                                            Zone:   Single Family Medium Density

Address: 1259 Hammond Avenue                           Requested Action: Curb Cut Variance

Applicant: Asim Hukic                      

Owner: Asim Huskic 

 

Pursuant to Section 2-29-45(b)(3) the applicant is seeking a variance in order to legitimize an illegal curb cut at the aforementioned address. According to this section, the Planning Board has the authority to grant curb cut variances and driveway approach variances in accordance with Section 2-23-82 of this Code.

 

The applicant has proposed a curb cut of approximately 30 feet in length on the Hammond Ave side of his corner lot. The existing driveway is located on the Arthur Street side of the property. The applicant is also on the agenda for the October 13 Zoning Board of Appeals meeting as he is seeking an Area Variance to allow for parking in the front yard.

 

Section 2-23-82 states that the Planning Board may grant, in writing, variances from the strict application of the provisions of this article, provided the Board first determines that the following conditions are present:

 

  1. The exception or variance desired arises from peculiar physical conditions not ordinarily existing in similar districts in the City or is because of the nature of the business or operation on the abutting property.
  2. The exception or variance desired is not against the public interest, particularly the safety, convenience and general welfare.
  3. The granting of the permit for the exception or variance will not adversely affect the rights of adjacent property owners or tenants.
  4. The strict application of the terms of this article will work unnecessary hardship on the property owner or tenant.

 

PB Case No.: 09-20                                         Zone:   Multi Family Low Density

Address:1015 Rutger Street                              Requested Action: Curb Cut Variance

Applicant: Eldar Hodzic                                

Owner: Eldar Hodzic 

 

Pursuant to Section 2-29-45(b)(3) the applicant is seeking a variance in order to legitimize an illegal curb cut at the aforementioned address. According to this section, the Planning Board has the authority to grant curb cut variances and driveway approach variances in accordance with Section 2-23-82 of this Code.

 

The applicant has proposed a curb cut to widen his driveway apron from 14 feet to 28 feet across.

 

Section 2-23-82 states that the Planning Board may grant, in writing, variances from the strict application of the provisions of this article, provided the Board first determines that the following conditions are present:

 

  1. The exception or variance desired arises from peculiar physical conditions not ordinarily existing in similar districts in the City or is because of the nature of the business or operation on the abutting property.
  2. The exception or variance desired is not against the public interest, particularly the safety, convenience and general welfare.
  3. The granting of the permit for the exception or variance will not adversely affect the rights of adjacent property owners or tenants.
  4. The strict application of the terms of this article will work unnecessary hardship on the property owner or tenant.

 

 

PB Case No.: 10-20                                    Zone:   Planned Development Extraordinary

Address: 1002 Oswego Street                      Requested Action: Site Plan Approval

Applicant: James Trasher                   

Owner: 1002 Oswego Street, LLC.   

 

Pursuant to Section 2-29-45(a)(1) the applicant is seeking preliminary site plan review for a commercial/ warehousing development at the aforementioned address.

 

The applicant has proposed to develop the remaining 6 +/- acres of the former Bossert site by constructing a new 21,600 square foot structure to be occupied by United Auto Supply for warehouse/distribution and limited retail use. Proposed site improvements include 95 additional parking spaces, site lighting, new ingress and egress at Oswego Street, 2,000 square foot canopy, loading dock, landscaping along Oswego Street, Lenox Avenue and between the two parking lots.

 

As per SEQRA compliance, the applicant has submitted a Full Environmental Assessment Form (EAF). As the project is categorized as an Unlisted Action, it will require coordinated review with the appropriate agencies. Additionally, the project  is located within 500 feet of a State Highway and will require a 239 Review by the Oneida County Planning Department.