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PLANNING BOARD TO SCHEDULE SESSION TO ACT ON PROPOSALS

The Dunkirk Planning Board will schedule a special session for sometime next week to act on proposals previously reviewed at an informational session.

On the table are:

The Graf Building, 319 Central Ave. Owner Daniel Reininga of Graf Realty is seeking advice on the paint color for the exterior of the stair towers. Historical details of the building will be maintained as much as possible, he said.

The building is being renovated for county offices and retail space.

The telecommunications tower at Fourth and Lynx streets. Chautauqua County wants to put in a control building and needs more fencing. Wanda Gustafson, director of emergency management, said alternate possibilities for the fence were presented to Planning Director Christine Kinn and the board.

Renaissance of Western New York, which is converting the Gross Mansion at 715 Central Ave. into the Christopher Wellness Center. Detailed plans are needed for an entrance ramp to conform with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Iglesias Getsemani, a church now on Main Street, may be buying the Philip Murray Union Hall, 115 Central Ave., for use as a church. Pastor Carlos Llera and Board Member Maria Matias discussed plans for the facade of the building. False panels may be removed to expose the original brick.

Also, Ms. Kinn suggested landscaping around the building. More detailed plans are needed.

The final project to be reviewed is the proposed CVS drug store for the southwest corner of Fourth and Main streets.

Giltz and Associates of Canton, Ohio, are the developers. The project includes demolition of the Hose 1 Firehall on Fourth Street, owned by the company, and demolition of a retail structure on Fourth Street and the building housing the Iglesias Getsemani church on Main Street.

The Planning Board previously reviewed the plans and did not like the location of the drive-through window, which has since been changed to the south side of the building and does not obstruct traffic on Main Street. The main entrance of the building will be on Leopard Street, the western boundary of the site.

That case also will come before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday for a decision about setbacks.

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