Board OKs expansion plan

GLOVERSVILLE – The city Planning Board recently approved the site plan for a future expansion at Antonucci’s Wholesale Fruits, Produce and Seafood on South Main Street.

The site plan for the Antonucci’s warehouse addition at 274 S. Main St. was reviewed by city planners this week. According to the plan, the warehouse expansion will involve construction of about 13,400 square feet of additional building space, with two new loading docks and about 11,500 square feet of new asphalt and concrete for a paved driveway with tractor-trailer maneuvering areas.

John Antonucci previously told the board the building addition will actually be compartmentalized for specific uses.

He indicated he is going to be purchasing a “coffee roasting company” in the near future. Antonucci said he is required to keep separate spaces for different products he keeps in the building.

Senior Planner Sean Geraghty said the majority of the board’s concerns were about labeling certain items on the plans and how storm water will be handled on the property.

However, he said Department of Public Works Director Kevin Jones told the board during the meeting the studies conducted by the developers showed the change to the property wouldn’t have an impact on the existing storm water system.

Jones said this week the existing catch basins would be able to maintain the potential runoff at the site.

The public hearing for the site plans didn’t have anyone from the public speak, Geraghty said.

The council previously passed two resolutions connected to the zoning change of Antonucci’s for a future expansion.

The produce company needed the city to change zoning in the area of Antonucci’s to include the additional land. Land needed by Antonucci’s includes property toward the Pine Brook clubhouse and to the western part of the driving range.