By Caitlin Croft

During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Town of Ellicottville Planning Board, the project located on NYS 242 E was discussed. The proprietor of this project, Phil Vogt, plans to build apartments behind the Greystone Townhouses. This is a High-Density District; therefore, Vogt must apply for a Special Use Permit, Master Plan Development and Site Plan Review, which also includes a Landscaping Plan.

There will be two, two-story buildings on a total of 1.56 acres. In each building, there will be six units, two on the first floor and four on the second floor. Each building will be roughly 3,700 sq. ft. This piece of property does not have access to NY 242 and therefore will need an easement to get over the land of the Greystone Home Owner’s Association (HOA).

A portion of the property is in the 100-year Flood Plane and will require a permit from the Code Enforcement Officer to be issued. Access has been addressed with a drafted easement to be signed by all parties within the HOA. At the last meeting of the Town Planning Board, there was an issue of house numbers and that has been addressed.

Regarding zoning, all set-backs have been met. For the Site Plan, there was a question regarding parking and how to better direct traffic. It has been decided that additional plantings will be added between the driveway and Greystone HOA property line. Also, it was asked that plantings go in around the foundation on at least the front and sides of the building.  The Planning Board has requested that a document with water and sewer plans be included with the easement. Vogt advised that they are included in the current draft of the easement.

Addressing concerns from the last meeting, the dumpster will be screened in, open space standards have been met, along with width of driving lane. Having all major concerns addressed, the Planning Board deemed the application complete and has set the Public Hearing for July 24 at 6 p.m.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Town Planning Board will be Monday, July 24 at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall.