By Caitlin Croft

The January 2018 meeting of the Village of Ellicottville Planning Board (VPB) opened with the approval of the December 2017 minutes. There were no corrections or additions to the minutes and a motion was made to approve; there was a second and the minutes were approved.

The first item under New Business was the Sign Permits for 7 Washington, the 1887 Building. The building will be sold as residential condos. There will be two banners on the north and south walls or the Washington and Jefferson facing facades. There was a motion to approve the Developers Offering Sign Permits; there was a second and the Sign Permits were approved.

Next on the agenda was an Application for a Single Family Residence to be located at 27 Adams. There was some discussion regarding changes that were requested at the 1/2 Work Session. The requested changes were completed. Single Family Residences are allowable in the Village Residential District. The front set back has been reduced to 20’ from 25’ with an area variance. Side Variances have been met. This will be 4,513 sq. ft. with an attached garage and two lock out rooms above the garage. The two lockout rooms are allowed with a Special Use Permit. All new builds undergo, Site Plan Review, Architectural Design Review and are subject to a Public Hearing. The application was deemed complete. There was a motion to set the public hearing for the February meeting; there was a second and it was set. This is a Type 2 Action under State Environmental Quality Review and the SEQR process will be conducted after the public hearing on Feb. 13.

There was discussion on 37 Washington, the old Kabob’s building, as it will be converted into a Harley Davidson Retail Store. This will consist of retail only and no motorcycles. This is a change in use from restaurant to retail and is an allowable use in the Village Commercial 1 District. There will be no change to the building or site plan; therefore, no approval from the board is needed.

There was a motion to adjourn the meeting; a second and the meeting was adjourned. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Village Planning Board will be Feb. 13, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall.