The Zoning Board of Appeals needs more answers about parking, especially for delivery vehicles, at a proposed retail marijuana dispensary at 267 Broadway before it votes for a special permit for the business.
Ola Bayode, the proponent and founder of House of Ermias, was before the ZBA Tuesday night with a revised proposal addressing some questions raised by the ZBA at a past meeting. The Planning Board did approve the site plan for the business with conditions, sending it back to the ZBA for the special permit vote.
However, there were several issues that ZBA Chair Janice Tatarka said still need to be addressed before a final vote. Chief among them is the status of a dedicated delivery loading spot behind the business.
Tatarka and several other ZBA members said they would also like to see a better plan for separating the exit from the business from the entrance for the tenants who will occupy the planned 16 one-bedroom apartments on the second and third floors of 267 Broadway.
Planning Director John DePriest raised the issue of the parking behind the building for deliveries. He said the building owner, Gerald Sneirson, received a special permit for residential parking spots, and