Planning Boad, 1-13-2020
The applicant reviewed the plan that includes reopening a left turn lane, subject to DOT approval. The applicant’s plan includes 40 parking spaces where 49 are required and will be asking the board to apply the potential 25% reduction allowed in the code; at issue, though, is that no tenant has been identified for the second storefront.
The applicant plans to have the culvert under the building inspected. It was unclear whether an easement would be needed for the culvert.
The applicant will also look at possibly making the drive thru land wider as suggested by the town engineer. He was also asked to add the location of the nearest fire hydrant to the plan. A signage and landscaping plan will also be needed.
Planning Board, 10-21-2019
The applicant is under contract to purchase the building that formerly housed Snap Fitness and Thyme with Taco Bell filling the former fitness center site; no tenant has been identified for the second space.
The applicant presented a concept plan that showed a new drive up window, opening up a second curb cut to Route 202 that had been closed in roughly 2000 (DOT approval would be needed for this change) and modifications to the parking area. The exterior of the building would be changed with a new roof line and façade treatment. The concept plan has 39 parking spaces where 49 are required, prompting the applicant to explain that he would be asking the board to grant the 25% parking relief permitted in the town code.
Part of the site’s stormwater system includes a drainage pipe under the building that carries runoff from the north side of Route 202 and empties at the surface of the site’s side. Noting that the corrugated metal pipe might be at least 30 years old, Mr. Tegeder advised the applicant that the pipe’s condition should be investigated. Mr. Fon suggested that the board do a joint site visit with the Conservation Board. In response to a question from Mr. Savoca, it was noted that there is a left turn lane on Route in front of the building.
The applicant has yet to submit a formal application and supporting documents.