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Planning Board Looks at Three Potential Builds

By Colleen Mahoney

The Springville Village Planning Board reviewed three potential building projects at its Aug. 9 meeting. Two of the proposals are for new construction and one is for expansion of an existing business.

Country Fair, at 21 S. Cascade Drive, is looking to expand its structure to include more freezer, cooler and storage space on the northwest corner. The plan also includes expanding on the southeast corner (the South Cascade Drive side) to house a “beer cave.” Code Enforcement Officer Mike Kaleta said he doesn’t see a problem with the expansion, saying “I don’t see any problems. It’s not taking up any parking spaces … there’s nothing really major.”

However, before the planning board can approve the expansion, Country Fair must get approval from the zoning board of appeals since the expansion on the northwest corner would put the structure over the setback line. Kaleta said the zoning board would have to approve an area variance, before the plans can move forward.

The board also reviewed plans for proposed apartments and townhouses on Barnstead Drive. According to the plans, there would be three, six-unit townhouses and three, eight-unit apartment buildings. The apartments would be the second phase of the existing Mapleview Apartment complex. Planning Board Chairman Bob Mulbauer said there was still information needed before the board can continue the dialogue.

A retail shop is being proposed for space on South Cascade Drive, near the Cattaraugus County Bank, at 231 S. Cascade Drive.  Owned by Roosa Corporation, the building would be 6,889 square feet, according to the plans. The site was previously billed for a restaurant, but has since been changed to retail. It would include 30 parking spaces.

No official action was taken on any of the proposed matters, but public hearings for all three will take place during the next planning board meeting.

Country Fair will go before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. The three public hearings will be Sept. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Municipal Building, at 65 Franklin St., Springville.

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