Share this article

print logo

BUILDING PLANS GAIN APPROVAL

The Olean Planning Board on Monday night approved site plans for two construction projects and scheduled two public hearings on other proposals for Oct. 1.

Plans for reconstruction of Swatt's Bakery, 860 E. State St., which was destroyed by fire last winter, and construction of a new coin laundry and garage at 722 E. State both received an unconditional go-ahead.

Several neighbors of the site, owned by Leonard and Lee Anzivine, asked questions about drainage and raised concerns about noise and construction debris left behind from previous work.

The Anzivines assured board members that, despite a planned increase in operations, there should be no additional noise. The couple also said a barrier of trees will not be disturbed by the plans and promised to build a fence if noise becomes a problem.

A proposal by St. Stephen's Club to convert a vacant lot into a private parking area will be discussed during a public hearing at 7 p.m. Oct. 1. Consultant George W. Cowles Sr. will present plans for the parking lot, which would feature a blacktop coating.

A second hearing to follow at 7:15 p.m. will focus on plans of the Knights of Columbus for a 11,612-square-foot metal building at 129 Hamilton Ave. for storage of tables and chairs used for banquets and other gatherings.

The board also discussed photographs and a letter from Paul Brown Motors focusing on lighting and other code-related issues that were negotiated by the auto dealership, neighborhood residents and last year.

A city Planning Department official said board members will seek clarification of the dealership's complaints and request to resume using some of the lights.

There are no comments - be the first to comment