The Town of Lansing Planning Board will be holding a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at the Town Hall to discuss an application for a Site Plan approval by SEE Associates owner Andrew J. Sciarabba.
Sciarabba will be presenting a plan for a 12,000 square foot, one-story mixed occupancy building – such buildings include professional offices and commercial recreation – along with 48 parking spaces on nearly three and a half acres of land on 3091–3111 North Triphammer Road in Lansing.
In a memo submitted to the Planning Board, Sciarabba wrote, “The hope is to attract tenants providing services not currently available in this part of Town, such as medical, retail, tech companies etc. It is also possible that current businesses located in the Town which need to expand may also be attracted to this location.”
According to the application, the construction timeline is projected at six months with a cost of $500,000. Sciarabba wrote in the memo that the plan is to “begin construction this spring with tenant interior improvements in the fall of 2019.”
The current land use of the property is undeveloped and surrounded by suburban lands. The property resides across from where ESPN Ithaca is located (3100 North Triphammer Road) and near the intersection of North Triphammer and Peruville Roads. There are currently trees, a trailer and a septic system present on the property. It is unknown whether or not there will be an increase in the number of residents, shoppers or employees with the proposed project.
“The 2 existing curb cuts on N. Triphammer Rd will be used to provide entry and exit from the parking area,” Sciarabba wrote in the memo. “The site plan includes grass area and will retain mature trees when practical and will be supplemented with shrubs and decorative plantings. A [sidewalk] will be constructed along the west and south facing of the building to separate the parking from the building’s 10 foot overhanging. Parking lot lights as well as signage will also be included.”
Sciarabba said the building would use the municipal water and septic system, and “due to the gas moratorium, [Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning] systems powered by propane or by Heat Pump units are being considered.”
He also said the architecture of the building would be kept “with the more traditional designs of the neighboring properties.” The roof of the building will have asphalt shingles. The siding will either be vinyl or r-wall systems. There will also be a “[four] foot brick edging along the west facing portion of the building.”