By STEVE JONES Staff writer


POURING CONCRETE — A boom for pouring concrete gingerly moves within the framework at the site of the new Davidson’s Chevrolet in West Rome. A drive-in movie screen, approved yesterday, will rise nearby. (Sentinel photo by John Clifford)

The Planning Board gave its approval to three commercial projects Tuesday, but had to delay acting on a fourth until June.

After tabling it at the April meeting, the board issued a determination that Griffiss Park Suites, 80 Geiger Road, is a business type close enough in nature to allowed uses in the zone to be permitted to have stoves, which it needed city permission to install.

Also tabled last month was the second part of a request from Griffiss Utilities Supply Corp. to install a biomass boiler system with steam turbine generator and interconnect it with existing natural gas boilers at 655 Ellsworth Road. GUSC had obtained an initial approval in April, but still needed an environmental and site plan review, which the board completed Tuesday.

As part of its plan to keep one drive-in theater screen open next door to its new car dealership, the Davidson Management Group needed an environmental and site plan review from the board. The company intends to relocate one of the screens for the West Rome Drive-In theater to the north side of the parcel at 5905 Rome-Taberg Road. The rest of the complex will be the dealership, the body shop and a car wash.

The board heard the plan for the plan from P.J. Uvanni Holdings to construct a 3,500 square foot one-story car wash at 5817 Rome-Taberg Road. The environmental and site plan reviews will have to wait until the June 5 meeting, however, as the Zoning Board of Appeals has not scheduled a hearing needed as well.