By Jennie Acklin
The Town of Ellicottville Zoning Board of Appeals met Thursday August 5, 2012, with one item on the agenda to be heard. Chris Wood presented a revised site plan for Miranda Development’s Tim Hortons restaurant. Two variances are being requested: 1.) A 16” variance for the parking lot setback, and 2.) a variance for the 20′ buffered landscaping between the front of the building and Route 219. After a brief discussion, the ZBA set a public hearing for August 2 at 6:00pm.
Ray Miranda spoke with the Ellicottville Times before the ZBA meeting, discussing the revised site plan, required variances and the drive-thru capacity of the Ellicottville location. Once all approvals have been given, Miranda hopes to begin construction in the fall, with an early winter target for opening.
The next scheduled ZBA meeting is Thursday August 2, 6:00pm.