Minor subdivision approved by planning board
ROME — A request for a two-lot minor subdivision by Vincent Holdings of Utica of an approximately 1.74-acre parcel at 195 Brooks Road was unanimously approved by the city Planning Board during a special meeting held Monday in Common Council Chambers of City Hall.
Vincent Holdings owner Vincent Ficchi proposed to make a non-conforming lot with the existing parcel to create two parcels to be conveyed by Griffiss Local Development Corp. (GLDC) and Oneida County Industrial Development Agency (OCIDA) to Vincent Holdings and a “to-be-determined” LLC.
Ficchi also appeared at this month’s Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, where he was approved for an area variance to subdivide the existing parcel into two parcels, resulting in one parcel being smaller than the minimum parcel allowed.
At the time, Ficchi explained he wanted to separate the smaller parcel from the existing building because that portion of the property was found to be contaminated. “It’s not seeping or getting into the air or water table,” Ficchi said. He also said separating the properties was necessary to renovate the existing 20,000-square-foot building. “It’s hard to get refinancing for property when it has contamination,” he said, adding that the non-conforming lot would eventually be used for parking.
In other business:
• A negative declaration on the Site Environmental Quality Review was granted and a subdivision review was unanimously approved for Eugene DePasquale, owner of 6894 S. James St., for a two-lot minor subdivision of an approximately 11.3-acre parcel to divide the existing house and farm land.
• A SEQR request and subdivision review requested by Angela Schachte for a two-lot minor subdivision of an approximate 13.5-acre parcel on the west side of Phillips Road were withdrawn.
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