The ATM component requires a special use permit from the Common Council – which the Buffalo Planning Council supported on Monday – as well as two zone waivers from the Zoning Appeal Board, as the existing building and sports fields occupy entire city block, leaving no back or side yards where the ATM would otherwise be located. Instead of. it is located in what is considered the front yard. The ZBA will meet on Wednesday.
“It’s the absolute best place for this ATM,” said architect Douglas Scheid. “If we try to put it behind the building, which the Green Code wants us to do… it creates problems, especially a safety problem. So there is no better place to put it.”
Canisius wants to demolish the old three-story Sears parking ramp that is deteriorating next to its Science Hall building, so it can install a more modern – and structurally safer – parking lot in its place on East Delavan Avenue.
In another action Monday night, the board also approved a Canisius College proposal to demolish the existing three-story Sears parking ramp at 46 E. Delavan Ave., adjacent to its Science Hall building, and to replace it with a car park with 425 spaces. parcel. The 433,683 square foot ramp was built in 1967 with over 1,000 parking spaces. It was acquired by Canisius in 2002, but has deteriorated considerably, with large parts already closed.
Also on Monday, the Planning Council supported special use permits for:
• Andy Huang will operate his new Taisho Bistro restaurant in the former Mac’s on Hertel space at 1435 Hertel Ave., Norwalk Avenue, with 120 indoor seating and an outdoor patio for four tables and 16 patrons.