The Village of Lansing Planning Board passed a resolution at a meeting on May 13 that approved Maguire Nissan’s proposed Special Permit to build a new Nissan dealership on a four-acre property on 35 Cinema Drive.
The permit includes the following items: the construction of a two-story sales and service building with associated parking that encompasses 25,235 square feet; public water, sewer and electrical services; pedestrian and vehicular circulation; site lighting and signage; retaining wall; fence screening; landscaping and enhancements of curb cuts along Cinema Drive and Uptown Road.
The planning board passed the permit unanimously, so long as the Maguire Nissan abides to a set of conditions. The company will need to complete all requirements of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and provide how much water the proposed building plans on using from the public water system.
Maguire Nissan will also have to install sidewalks in front of the proposed building, starting at the corner where Cinema Drive meets Uptown Road, and all the way up Uptown Road to the Gaslight Village Apartments on, which are located on 37 Uptown Road. The company will also need to install a 10 foot fence with ivy to separate the business from the surrounding residential properties. A buffer of foliage will need to be grown as well in order to shield the Gaslight Village Apartments from the business’s exterior lighting. The company will also need to receive access approval from the Village’s fire chief so in case of an emergency, the fire department can access the property with the necessary fire equipment to solve the issue.
Lastly, the permit will be sent to the Tompkins County Planning Board for review. The county planning board will primarily look to see if Maguire Nissan has capitalized on all options for saving energy with the proposed building. If the county planning board finds an area in which Maguire Nissan could be saving more energy, it will send its recommendation to the village planning board, who will then determine whether or not Maguire Nissan should carry out the recommendation.
“I feel as though it was a pretty straight forward process,” Phil Maguire, President and Owner of the Maguire Family of Dealerships, said. “It was a pleasant experience dealing with planning board and the zoning board of appeals for the variances. We’re excited about now moving forward to construction and making the dealership a reality.”