By Jann Wiswall

The Village Planning Board reviewed plans for several properties during its meeting on Tuesday, May 14.

20 Monroe Street: A public hearing was held to allow interested residents to comment on the special use permit application for a 30-foot-by-40-foot addition and outdoor dining patio to be built behind Balloons Restaurant. There were no comments and the permit was approved by the board.

The board also conducted an architectural review of the project and approved it with previously requested modifications. Employee parking options were discussed by the board and Balloons owner Mike Kerns. The board, which had previously added a condition that parking for apartment residents and commercial customers in the area must be addressed with reserved parking signage, also added a condition that employees must park in designated areas and that Kerns would be responsible for seeing that employees obey this rule. The board agreed that it would review the success of this parking strategy in one year.

42 Jefferson Street: The owners of a private residence at this location would like to turn an existing garage into a rental unit. They plan to remove the garage door and brick surround, install two double-hung windows on the front-facing side and make other exterior modifications in keeping with the architectural integrity of the main home. The planning board opened and closed a public hearing on the project and approved the architectural plans. The owners also were reminded that they will need to have a separate water meter installed for the apartment.

32 Washington Street: Tips Up Café has requested a special use permit to build an apartment over its kitchen at the rear of the building. The planning board reviewed and approved the architectural plans and set a public hearing for June 11.

Ellicottville Square: 

Cattaraugus County Employees Federal Credit Union has requested a special use permit to locate a branch in the Ellicottville Square development on Bristol Lane. The planning board requested a site plan and exterior elevation of a planned drive-through window. A public hearing on the topic was set for the June 11 meeting.

26 Monroe Street: Gretchen Mendell presented architectural plans for a second-floor deck on the back of her building. The planning board approved the plans as presented on the condition that it will need to review the exterior light fixture selection.

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