KENNY & DITTRICH, LLC
Last Updated On:
Monday, June 25, 2012
TAX MAP #251.14-2-11
OWNER/APPLICANT: KENNY & DITTRICH, LLC
ADDRESS: 50 AMHERST ST AND PARKING AREA BEHIND 365 CANADA ST (GIUSEPPE’S)
ZONE: COMMERCIAL MIXED USE
SITE PLAN APPLICATION #1208
SPECIAL USE APPLICATION #1208SP
The Special Use Application for commercial parking lot and Site Plan for 50 Amherst St. and the parking lot behind Giuseppe’s were approved on March 21, 2012. The Applicant returned to the Board in April because of proposed changes to the Site Plan detail. Instead of permeable pavement, the applicant will install dry wells and use non-permeable pavement.
The Waterkeeper was supportive of the permeable pavement when it was initially proposed. Engineering comments were given directly to the applicant regarding the design of the dry wells and rain gardens, and reiterated at the public Planning Board meeting. Use of vegetation for stormwater management and a restriction on the use of fertilizers and pesticides was recommended by the Waterkeeper.
The Village of Lake George Planning Board approved the revised site plan for the parking lot and conditioned that the applicant work with the Waterkeeper on the landscaping.
Kenny & Dittrich, LLC (Hotel) (updated 9/6/12)
The applicant is proposing the construction of an 86 foot, 8 story major chain hotel located at 365 Canada Street (251.14-2-3). The project is located in the Commercial Mixed Use Zoning District and is designated as Hamlet on the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Map. The project will require an area variance: 1) building height (40 feet/3 story permitted, 86 feet/8 story proposed). The project will be classified as a Class A project and will require approval from the Adirondack Park Agency. The project will be constructed at the located of Guiseppe's Restaurant and Pizzeria. The project will have municipal water and sewer. The project plans to utilize the recently constructed parking lot in the rear. No information was provided regarding stormwater management.
The Waterkeeper expressed concerns about the impact on the Village of Lake George Wastewater Treatment Plant, which may not adequately treat the increase wastewater and has significant nutrient impacts to West Brook; lack of stormwater management; potential change in character and potential need for an additional variance for Lot Coverage.
See comment letter to the Village of Lake George Zoning Board of Appeals for September 2012.
The Village of Lake George Zoning Board of Appeals first heard the application at the August meeting and requested site renderings. Renderings were submitted for the September 5, 2012 meeting. At the September 5, 2012 meeting, the applicant requested to table the application indefinitely and decided to pursue a Zoning District change that would allow a reduced building height but still exceed the current 40 foot limit.
Waterkeeper Comments Document