Hearings set for Gloversville Planning Board meeting

GLOVERSVILLE – The city Planning Board will hold its regular meeting Tuesday where two public hearings are scheduled on the proposed residential conversion of a Cayadutta Street residence and the proposed additions to the True Value Hardware store.

The owner of the hardware store, Chad Taback, has proposed two additions for the store, which also includes work on the parking lot and a new loading dock.

The plan for the curb cut in the northeastern corner of the lot would keep it closed off for trucks making deliveries, which would eliminate the chance of customers using it as an additional entry or exit.

The delivery entry also would allow trucks to back directly up to the loading dock that is planned.

The first addition would be on the north side of the building and would be approximately 60-feet by 12-feet in size. The addition would be a new display area.

Taback previously said having this display area would have many benefits including keeping his merchandise out of the weather. Taback said the front addition would be a three-season addition, meaning it will not be heated in the winter.

The second addition would be on the south side of the building. That addition would be approximately 14-feet by 74-feet in size and would be used as a new merchandise storage area.

Taback said he also plans to bring the propane filling station to a viewable area to the right of the store in an attempt to get people to drop off their tanks for refilling 50 feet from the entrance.

Taback also said he plans to build a new sign 30-square-feet in size that would be placed on a poll.

The Planning Board asked Taback to update his design to clearly label where the water, gas and sewer lines are on the property for the meeting Tuesday.

Proposed conversion

Don Chase Company and Eileen Arrow have proposed the residential conversion of 22 Cayadutta St. into a residential loft apartment.

The proposal requires the addition of a full shower and kitchen to the space to create the residential unit. The building was previously a small dance studio.

The revised drawing presented to the board last month displayed no exterior changes to the actual building, but did show exterior lighting on the west and north sides of the building.

The board felt the Short Environmental Assessment Form provided by the applicant was completed adequately and did not ask for any additional information to be added as part of the environmental review process.

However, the board requested the designer make it clear the parking lot – which is open on two sides – is not a cut-through for drivers.

In addition to the two public hearings, the Planning Board also is scheduled to address a use variance for the West Fulton Street Sunoco gas station near McNabb Elementary School.

The Planning Board meeting Tuesday starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at City Hall.

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