Dobbs Ferry ZBA Grants Stop & Shop Variances


At this past Wednesday nights ZBA meeting a total of two variances were granted in Stop & Shop’s continuing efforts to slightly expand and completely renovate their store on Broadway.
One variance was to legalize what would have become a pre-existing nonconforming parking situation and the other was for a reduced amount of glazing, or storefront windows, from what village code requires. As a part of the presentation to the board, representatives from Stop & Shop also showed drawings of their plans to put approximately 40 additional parking spaces on the old Scott Chevrolet property, to provide ancillary parking for shoppers who may be interested in visiting Cedar Street stores or other parts of the downtown area, but not necessarily going to Stop & Shop.
This whole arrangement would appear to be a win-win for Dobbs Ferry, with both a renovated and convenient food store as well as sorely needed additional parking for the village business district.
Additionally, the 8 required variances (down from 11), for the proposed Walgreens store on Ashford Avenue, near the intersection with Broadway, are still being mulled over by the ZBA. The attorney for Walgreens notified the ZBA that even if it wanted to, the ZBA would be unable to grant or deny the variances until after the Board of Trustees weighed in on the proposed application, at their upcoming September 27 meeting.

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