Saw that the place is up for sale,even the village and Gary could not keep him going.
Actually, it sounds like they catered to him enough that they want to construct a new building.
[QUOTE who=MBV Planning Board Minutes"]MINUTES OF A PUBLIC HEARING
HELD BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES SEATED AS THE PLANNING BOARD OF THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF MASTIC BEACH ON TUESDAY,
DECEMBER 11, 2012 AT THE MASTIC BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT AT 6:00PM
The Public Hearing was called to order at 6:09 PM
Mayor Biondi led with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call was taken by the Village Clerk.
In attendance: Mayor Biondi
Deputy Mayor Stiriz
Absent: Trustee Morrow
Also Present: Village Attorney Brian Egan
Village Clerk Virgilia Gross
Applicant Robert Carmichael, Unicorn Motors identified himself for the record, along with
Charles Southard, Architect to the Applicant
Mr. Southard entered the following:
The application is for a proposed 3,400 square foot building on the corner of Woodside Drive and Neighborhood road, next to the current location of Unicorn Motors. The current building is in bad shape, with cracks in masonry. Mr. Carmichael is seeking to build on the lot adjacent, which is currently used as the storage yard.
Reference was made to the site plan, with doors on rear of building and one door on Woodside Drive. Trustee Bissonette asked for clarification of elevations, with Mr. Southard defining same, including décor of building and color; it will not look like a commercial building.
Trustee Bissonette asked if the applicant was open to discussion regarding elevation or colors in any way, applicant is open to discussion.
Building could be set back 25’; Trustee Cappiello asked if cars would be parked in front of the building, applicant stating no cars and a buffer zone as well.
Trustee Bissonette asked if elevation could be changed to look less industrial and whether applicant is amenable to eliminating metal sheeting. Mr. Southard stated that they could shingle or wood-façade over the sheeting.
Trustee Cappiello asked if enough parking was available; Mr. Southard stated that five would be on Neighborhood road with the rest on site.
Trustee Bissonette asked questions regarding line of sight at corner and proper lighting; Mr. Southard explained that there is an existing light pole, decorative, with a discussion of same.
Attorney Egan asked if this complies with the Town of Brookhaven or is a variance required; Mr. Southard stated that a variance is not required. Attorney Egan also stated that usually off-site parking does not count.
Trustee Bissonette asked if the current building will be vacated; Mr. Carmichael answered in the affirmative. Trustee Bissonette discussed signage, with Mr. Southard agreeing to be flexible and will work with Village suggestions.
Landscaping was discussed, with standard note from Town of Brookhaven on site plan.
Trustee Cappiello asked when construction was to begin; applicant would like to start immediately.
Attorney Egan asked if there will be overnight storage of vehicles; Mr. Southard stated that only in fenced area of yard.
Trustee Cappiello asked how it lined up with the other buildings in the area; fencing and landscaping to be installed.
Attorney Egan asked a question regarding F-1 and J-2 zoning in the Village; next door is J-2, and you could end up with two facilities doing the same business.
Trustee Bissonette noted that the back 20’ of the parcel was A-1, which could be a problem, Attorney Egan stated that the larger piece would rule. J-2 does not permit auto body as of right, or new business in current parking lot.
Attorney Egan brought forth the following issues:
1) Need a commitment on the façade of building on Neighborhood Road
2) Need lighting update on Woodside and north elevation with a description of fencing
Trustee Bissonette raised questions regarding the flat roof elevation on west side and would like to cover up metal.......[/QUOTE]