Zoning Board Denies Kwik Fill Sign Variance

LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Zoning Board has denied an application from The United Refining Company.

Also known as Kwik Fill/Red Apple Food Mart, their application was to replace the existing canopy over gasoline pump islands, on which there are three additional signs/logos. The board denied the application because the village was in the process of rewriting the zoning law and told the business located at 301 E. Fairmount Ave. to re-apply once the zoning law has been rewritten. Under the current zoning law, the addition of three signs/logos would exceed the maximum threshold for square footage and number of signs allowed for a single business located within a B-2, highway business district.

In other news, the Lakewood Zoning Board approved the use variance with conditions submitted by Jack Scalise, 67 Nottingham Circle in Jamestown, owner of the small undeveloped parcel of land located between KFC/Taco Bell and Valu Home Center. Scalise submitted an application for a use variance regarding his desire to display and sell seasonal merchandise such as watercraft, boat lifts, etc. on a seasonal basis rather than a maximum of two weeks within a 12-month period as prescribed in the section regarding temporary retail outlets in the Lakewood Zoning Law.

Kenneth Wray Jr., of 265 E. Terrance Ave., had his application granted for front and side yard set-back variances regarding his proposal to construct a 12-foot by 24-foot garage. The proposed site plan indicated a front yard set-back of 15 feet and a side yard set-back of 2 feet rather than the prescribed 25 feet and 8 feet, respectively, as prescribed in the section of the single-family residential district of the Lakewood Zoning Law.