Town planners, however, noted the ongoing Delaware Avenue Corridor Study focuses on the importance of having buildings close to the road, without parking space between the business and Delaware.
"We've kind of set a vision for this corridor, and that vision talks about building orientation to the street," said Senior Planner Rob Leslie. "We've got about seven banks on Delaware Avenue, probably six of the seven are pushed up [to the curb]."
The applicant argued this would create traffic flow issues in the parking lot itself, as it wold make it more difficult for cars to approach the drive thru orientated properly. It would also expose pedestrians walking in to the businesses to more traffic.
Nevertheless, the developer promised to work on a plan with the building moved further up.
"We're willing to take a look at that, but it might cause too many problems," said project engineer Daniel Hershberg.
The developer said if the plan is approved, the sidewalks on Delaware and Groesbeck Place would likely be replaced.""