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20190467 17.062 Station Lane Apts County Referral 11-26-18rfr, , in, le SARATOGA COUNTY PLANNING BOARD 4c:‹ , * ,. - IA l'_, '' '' TOM L.LEWIS JASON KEMPER l CHAIRMAN DIRECTOR Tidtdis ilfr November 26, 2018 Brad Birge, Director Dept. of Planning and Economic Development City of Saratoga Springs 474 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Re: SCPB Referral Review #17-190-Frontage Build-out Variance and reaffirmation of prior Special Use Permit (in T-5) and Site Plan Review-Askew Frontage build-out variance now required as a result in the change of development plan from a 2-lot subdivision to full-frontage development of one 8.42-acre parcel for construction of two 3-story apartment buildings of 12 dwelling units each and one bldg of 3 attached townhome units. Station Lane (proximity of West Ave., Washington St. and NYS Route 9N) Received from the City of Saratoga Springs Zoning Board of Appeals on November 19, 2018 and previously from the city Planning Board on September 18, 2017. Reviewed by the Saratoga County Planning Board on November 19, 2018. Decision: No Significant Countywide or Intercommunity Impact Comment: In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Saratoga Springs Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board and the Saratoga County Planning Board, the above referenced area variance, special use permit and site plan review have been reviewed by staff and with necessary concurrence have been deemed to present no significant countywide impacts. Italicized below are the comments originally provided in our referral response letter of October 27, 2017 in reference to the special use permit and site plan review. Please use these comments for such local actions that may be generated due to any required resubmissions. Proposed is the construction of three 3-story apartment buildings (12 dwelling units in each) and associated parking, sidewalks and infrastructure on an 8.42-acre lot in the city's T-5 District. The site has 3.49 acres of wetlands with no ACOE regulated wetlands to be disturbed and the project has a NYSDEC Wetland Permit for impact of the 100ft buffer area. The project location is in an area known to be "wet" and the site has a depth to groundwater of 1.5 to 3.0 feet. Twelve percent of the site is poorly drained, 50 WEST HIGH STREET 518)884-4705 PHONE BALLSTON SPA, NY 12020 518)884-4780 FAX 1- 88% is moderately well-drained. Overall site disturbance is limited to 1.81 acres of the property, with the constraints of existing wetlands and high groundwater minimizing the potential to fully develop the site. These constraints will also result in a tight envelope of development that needs to be addressed for the access/provision of emergency service equipment around the buildings as well as for snow storage on-site or the need for snow removal. The project will connect to City of Saratoga Springs water and sanitary sewer with the indication from the project engineer that both have capacity for usage and will be able to accept flows. There will be gravity flow from the three buildings to an existing pump station on Station Lane, but there needs to be verification of the pump station's present capacity or ability to meet future needs. There is an existing 8" water main on the south side of Station Lane and 4" water service lines will go into each building. Stormwater collection will be directed to catch basins and then directed to stormwater basins (stormwater management areas). There is a drainage course on site, located in area of NYS DEC wetlands, which we assume will be addressed in the SWPPP to be submitted/filed. 7/047.117 Michael Valentine, Senior Planner Authorized Agent for Saratoga County DISCLAIMER: Recommendations made by the Saratoga County Planning Board on referrals and subdivisions are based upon the receipt and review of a "full statement of such proposed action" provided directly to SCPB by the municipal referring agency as stated under General Municipal Law section 239. A determination of action is rendered by the SCPB based upon the completeness and accuracy of information presented by its staff. The SCPB cannot be accountable for a decision rendered through incomplete or inaccurate information received as part of the complete statement. 2-