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Ellicottville Planning Board approves work for two residences

By Caitlin Croft

The April meeting of the Ellicottville Village Planning Board opened with a public hearing on 45 Elizabeth St., a single family residence.

The applicant is applying to demolish the current accessory barn as it is dilapidated and beyond repair. In its place it will rebuild a functioning garage. They also plan on demolishing part of the principle home building and intend on replacing it.

The changes that were requested in March were made on the new plans. This included changing the windows to double hung, moving the one dormer back on the roof and developing a drainage plan. All setbacks, open space and floor to area ratio requirements are met. 

Regarding the drainage plan the applicant consulted with the village engineer and has yet to send the plan for approval. There were no members of the public in attendance to comment and no correspondences were received regarding the project.

The board ultimately approved the site plan and architectural design review for 45 Elizabeth St. with the following condition, that the building permit not be issued by the Code Enforcement Officer until the drainage plan has been approved by the village engineer.

The board also approved declaring this a Type 2 Action under the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR).

Next was a public hearing on 28 Fillmore Drive, a single family residence to be built.

This home is the corner lot on Fillmore and Parkside drives and will face on Parkside Drive with the address of 25 Parkside Drive after the project is complete. This will be located in the Medium Density District.

All setbacks, height, size, open space and floor to area ratio requirements were met. The change of windows to double hung were reflected in the new drawings and the site plan meets all requirements.

The board ultimately approved the site plan and architectural design review for 28 Fillmore Drive, as well as declared this a Type 2 Action under the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR)

There were no members of the public in attendance to comment and no correspondences were received regarding the project.

IN NEW BUSINESS, Bike & Bean at 11 Martha St., formerly located on Washington Street, applied for a special use permit and change in use. The building is currently approved for office use and they would like it changed to retail/commercial.

The business owners will be converting the space to continue to run the business that has become a village favorite. The site plan does not need to be approved because there are no exterior modifications or additions to the space.

There is one minor issue from the 2016 approved site plan regarding three parking spots, but the board said they would look into with the Code Enforcement Office and is not a concern of the applicant but the owner of the building.

The application was deemed complete and there was a motion to set a public hearing for May 14 at 5:30 p.m. 

There was also an application for a single family residence in the new Fillmore development at 10 Fillmore Drive. This is in the Medium Density District.

All setbacks, height, size, open space and floor to area ratio requirements were met.

The application was deemed complete and there was a motion to set a public hearing for May 14 at 5:30 p.m. during the next regular planning board meeting at the Town/Village Hall.

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