PB 3-17-22

Planning Board meeting

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Common Council Chambers

March 17, 2022 – 4:30pm



PB Case No.: 04-22                                           Zone:   Central Business District

Address: 309 Genesee Street            Requested Action: SEQRA/Final Site Plan Review

Applicant: Mannion O’Connor

Owner: DeSales Center Inc.


Pursuant to the City of Utica Zoning Code, the applicant is seeking SEQRA approval for project at the aforementioned address; and


The applicant is looking to add an exterior elevator tower to an existing building to make each floor ADA accessible. The addition will be comprised of EIFS that is similar in color to the existing brick, and Omega panel that is similar in color to the updated windows. New energy efficient vinyl windows, as previously approved and installed are, that are similar in style to the existing windows, will be added to the new elevator tower. The addition will be the same height as the existing building and will be positioned to blend in with the existing window layout of the south elevation. The existing chain link fence will remain at a shortened length and the existing playground equipment will be relocated as needed. A portion of the parking lot will be removed to create a new walk way to the elevator entrance. The portion of the parking lot will be re-striped to create new accessible parking spots; and


A Short Environmental Assessment Form (SEAF) has been submitted; and


At the last meeting, board identified themselves as Lead Agency under SEQRA and initiated coordinated review with the New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)