The first project seeking a variance for parking spaces is the restoration of the historic firehouse on Park Place.
It turns out the plan for the commercial space--the ground floor and the cellar--is to create a marketplace and tasting room for New York State craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries.
The second project needing a variance for parking is a new restaurant soon to open at 260 Warren Street, the building owned by the Galvan Foundation at the corner of Warren and Third streets which has been vacant for more than a decade.
The restaurant will have a total of 90 seats--62 inside the building and 28 in a fenced courtyard behind the building on Prison Alley. (At its meeting on January 11, the Historic Preservation Commission voted to grant a certificate of appropriateness for the fence, which will painted wood, six feet high, surmounted by two feet of open lattice.)
The ZBA will hold public hearings for both projects on Wednesday, February 20, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall.
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