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July 16th 2020 – 4:30pm

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PB Case No.: 04-20                                                Zone:   Neighborhood Commercial

Address: 606-608-614 Court Street & 611 Spring Street               Site Plan Review

Applicant: David P. Davis                                          

Owner: David P. Davis


Pursuant to City of Utica Zoning Code Section 2-29-274, the applicant is seeking Site Plan Approval for a project to be located at the aforementioned address.


The applicant is proposing to construct a 40' x 60' auto sales and light repair facility. Plans include parking for 19 cars for sale at one time along with customer/employee/handicap parking spaces. Signage will be on the building; proposed hours will be 8:00am to 7:30pm. There will be one employee.


The business will be accessed from Court Street; 611 Spring Street vacant lot, Tax Map 318.41-1-37 will be used as a driveway. Drive-thru from Spring Street to Court Street is not capable due to the location of the proposed building. A solid fence will be installed on the west side and rear of the property between residential properties.


At the April 14th Zoning Board meeting, the applicant was granted area variances for its rear yard setback and distance between vehicle sales and the neighboring residential district as well as a use variance in order to re-establish an auto related use at the site.


This application was tabled at the special meeting of the Planning Board held on June 11th.



PB Case No.: 05-20                               Zone:  

Address: Citywide                                 Proposed Action: Zoning Text & Map Amendment

Applicant: City of Utica                                  

Owner: City of Utica


The City of Utica is proposing the adoption of a new Zoning Ordinance. Pursuant to  Section 2-29-123(2) of the City’s zoning ordinance, “The Planning Board shall commence a public hearing on the proposed amendment no more than 90 days from the date of the application for said amendment is filed with the Commissioner of Codes Enforcement. Public notice of such hearing shall be made in the prescribed manner.”


Following the public hearing, the Planning Board must vote to recommend approval or denial of the amendment. Said recommendation to be forwarded on to the Common Council. The City of Utica Department of Urban and Economic Development is requesting that the Planning Board vote to hold a public hearing at their next regular meeting on July 16th 2020.