By STEVE JONES Staff writer
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear from four applicants regarding commercial plans when it meets Wednesday, and will also review as many as five residential requests. The five-member volunteer board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Common Council chambers at City Hall.
Kuoo Cheng Lee is seeking a special use permit for permission to establish a bottle recycling and redemption center at 1318 Erie Blvd W.
Brian Townsend is seeking a two-part approval for his plans for the property at 1148 Floyd Ave. He is seeking a pair of use variances to establish a restaurant with a drive-through window and a contractor office with interior building material storage.
Varflex Corp., 220 Kossuth St., is also seeking a two-part approval. It is requesting an area variance for permission to reduce the required 20-foot front set back to seven feet for the expansion of the building. It is also requesting a special use permit to expand an existing storage use within 100 feet of a residential zone district boundary.
The rest of the new agenda items are:
¿ An area variance request from Scott Parsons, 927 W. Thomas St., for permission to increase the maximum 25 percent allowable coverage for a paved surface to 33 percent for an addition to the driveway.
¿ An area variance request from Anthony J. Franco, 8355 Pennystreet Road, for permission to erect an accessory structure in the front yard.
¿ An area variance request from Ferencz R. Sarus Jr., 822-824 Floyd Ave., for permission to erect a six-foot high stockade fence in the front yard.
¿ An area variance request from Karl A. Gruber, 151 Glen Road S., for permission to reduce the required side yard set back of five feet to two feet for an expansion of the driveway.
¿ An area variance request from Bonnie Goodman, 723 W. Dominick St., for permission to erect a five-foot tall sign located five feet from the front property line. A 20-foot set back from the front property line is required.
¿ An area variance request from Davidson Automotive Group, 5905 Rome-Taberg Road, for permission to erect a free-standing illuminated non-stationary business identification sign otherwise in accordance with the required set backs and size limitations of the Zoning Ordinance.
Davidson also has one of the two applications tabled at the previous meeting. The company is seeking a special use permit application to add a car wash at its new dealership at 5905 Rome-Taberg Road. The plan is for an automated four-stall facility. The company has car wash facilities at other dealerships outside Rome, as well as one standalone car wash on Black River Boulevard.
Also tabled in April was an area variance request from John M. Sparace, 133 Parkway, to reduce the required 25-foot front yard set back to five feet for construction of an attached garage. Sparace is the Common Council representative for the First Ward.