Planning board recommends zone change approval for brewery

The final conditions of the planning board recommendation stated that:

✓Permitted uses of the new zone district be limited to light industrial/agricultural/retail business/restaurant use to the extent the uses shall be associated with a farm brewery;

✓Permitted uses be subject to prior site plan review and architectural approval by the planning board;

✓No residential use, conference center, inn, bed and breakfast or hotel business be permitted, and that any open storage areas be consistent with existing village code regulations;

✓Total land development coverage not exceed 20 percent of the site, and setbacks for development be set at 500 feet in both the front and rear of the lot, and 150 feet on each lot side;

✓The maximum building height in the district be 50 feet;

✓Outdoor lighting, noise pollution and off-street parking and loading limitations all be in accordance with current village code regulations, except that outdoor lighting be limited to 0.1 footcandle at 50 feet inside the side and rear lot lines;

✓Existing vegetation be preserved to the extent recommended by the Cazenovia Area Conservation Commission and a 25-foot vegetative buffer strip be required along each side lot line;

✓The site development of the land be “substantially as described” in the site plan and building drawings dated April 29, 2013;

✓Any access to off-site walking trails from the site direct visitors toward the Lorenzo State Historic Site property.

— The final recommendation with conditions was unanimously approved by the planning board and was forwarded to the village board of trustees on Friday, May 17. The trustees discussed the issue and were expected to vote on the zone change application at a special May 20 meeting, which occurred after press time.

The Cazenovia Republican will have a full report on May 20 meeting on its website and in next week’s issue.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at editor@czenoviarepublican.com.

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