One step at a time.
Plans for a new restaurant-type facility at the Chadwick Bay Marina cleared another hurdle when the city of Dunkirk Planning Board gave its approval to the proposed site plan Wednesday. The board also declared the status of the site's State Environmental Quality Review to be class two, which will require no further action on the site.
Gambino was present to answer questions from planning board members on his proposed site plan, which will include a two-story building constructed around some of the existing structure. Gambino did have one stipulation, saying if the NRG Dunkirk plant was closed he would go with a one-story building due to the change in the local economic landscape that closing would result in.
Gambino detailed im-provements to the parking lot, the proposed building and cooperation with Board-walk Market merchants on shared dumpster placement for the two entities.
The four Dunkirk Plan-ning Board members present, Chairmen Ed Schober and members Chris Piede, Andy Bohn and John Mac-kowiak voted to approve the submitted site plan. There were some stipulations that Gambino will have to meet when the time comes involving Planning Board approval. A final landscaping plan, any proposed signage and any changes to the site plan would have to get board approval.
Housing, Building and Zoning Officer Alan Zurawski will have the final say on the site plan and any building plan. The next step for marina owner Jeff Gambino is to get Common Council approval for the site plan, something which could occur as soon as Tuesday, when council will consider a resolution on the issue.
The board also tabled for review a request from the First United Presbyterian Church, located at 410 Eagle St., to build a storage shed to house groundskeeping equipment that can no longer be stored inside.
The board also appointed Lacy Lawrence as its recording secretary.
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