Last Updated On:

Friday, June 5, 2009

Project Summary

Applicant proposed a change in use from a convenience store to an outdoor cafe.  The building would remain the same footprint but have architectural improvements and outdoor seating would be provided.  Traffic would not be permitted across the lot and parking would be provided on the perimeter side street.  The Planning Board discussed many issues including facades, color schemes, outdoor seating, landscaping and stormwater.  The applicant stated there was no intention for stormwater management but after discussion and comment from the public, (2) drywells were proposed as well as an 18' diameter permeable area.  At the May 2009 Planning Board meeting, the applicant requested modifications to the conditions of approval to reduce the number of drywells to one and eliminate the permeable area.  These items were entertained without being an agenda item and the Planning Board voted to change the conditions of approval.

Waterkeeper Perspective

The Waterkeeper felt stormwater management should have been required for the change in use since none existed at the site to provide any improvements possible.  A concern was the fact conditions of approval were changes without adequate notice to the public and a failure to reopen the public hearing.

Waterkeeper Comments

See comment letter to the Village of Lake George Mayor dated June 2009.

Related Town

Waterkeeper Comments Document

Project Address

Duffy's Cafe
Lake George, NY 12845