8/24/17 Zoning Board Meeting

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Village of Fishkill

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting                  

August 24, 2017


Chairman Tom Brooks opens the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Present: Tom Brooks, Ann Trost, Terry Palumbo, John Depew Absent: Tom Newhard.  Also present: Sarah Brown, Village Planner, Village Board Trustee Anthony Brozier and Planning/ZBA Secretary Don Van Nostrand

Chairman Brooks entertains a motion to accept the minutes for the meeting held

on February 23, 2017. Motion made by Terry Palumbo to approve. Motion seconded by John Depew. Discussion none, all in favor, Aye. Motion carried.

Chairman Brooks announces that there is no public hearing tonight and that the board would be reviewing the plans for the Holiday Inn Express application.



1. Holiday Inn Express             - 21 Schuyler Blvd   - Area Variance Application

    (Ram Hospitality Inc.)

    Applicants:                           - Raksha Patel         - Business Owner

                                                   Nimit Patel             -        “             “

                                                 - Tom Depuy            - T.M. Depuy

                                                                                    Land Surveying, P.C.

                                                                                    2656 Route 302

                                                                                    Middletown, NY 10941

                                                 - Ami Parikh              - Creighton Manning Eng.

                                                                                     2 Winners Circle

                                                                                     Albany, NY 12205              

Tom Depuy gave a summary of the project and explained what the owners of the

property would like to put an addition on each side of the current building. The common space on the first floor would be enlarged and 15 additional rooms  would be added. The truck parking area has been revamped and additional parking spaces have been added however a parking variance would be required

in order to meet the parking criteria set forth in the Village of Fishkill zoning.

The applicant can provide 82 spaces whereas 88 spaces are required thus requesting a parking reduction of 6 spaces. Also, there is a front yard setback requirement which has been exceeded. A 50 % impervious area in the in the front yard setback is required and the applicant can provide 60% impervious area thus requesting a 10% impervious increase.

Ami Parikh, Creighton Manning Engineering conducted a Parking Assessment to evaluate the existing and future parking demand and its impact due to the expansion of the hotel. (report on file).

Sarah Brown, Village Planner covered the previous problems on the site along the George Carter Way and the need for updating the applications for the number of parking spaces required and the impervious surface requirements.

Chairman Brooks entertains a motion to set a public hearing for this application

on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Terry Palumbo makes a motion to set a public hearing on September 28, 2017.

Motion seconded by Ann Trost. Discussion none.  All in favor.  Aye. Motion carried.


Chairman Brooks entertains a motion to adjourn the meeting.

John Depew makes a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Ann Trost. Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0 Discussion: None  Motion carried.

 Meeting adjourned..


Respectfully submitted:

Don Van Nostrand

Zoning Board Secretary


Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 19:00


Zoning Board

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