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Another Building on Main Street Looks to Upgrade Exterior


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During the City of Cortland Planning Commission meeting yesterday evening at City Hall, plans to renovate the exterior of another Main Street building were presented.

The address of the building is 77-79 Main Street. Co-owner of the property, Keith Fox was present to give a brief description of the project. The building will completely renovate one of the storefronts on the property which currently has the vintage clothing store, Lot 1 Vintage. The plans show the removal of the brick and installation of larger glass windows (similar to the storefront next door). The project also calls for a paint job for the entire building, and new exterior lighting. Work will also include new signage for the tenants and three condensers in the rear of the building.

Plans have already been approved by the City of Cortland Historic District Commission. On Top of the renovation work, the two lots that 77 and 79 Main Street are on, will be consolidated into one. Reasoning to consolidate the two lots into one is it would remove the requirement for a fire wall between each lot on each floor. Currently, there is a fire wall on the first floor, but not on the remaining floors.

The upper floors are already connected for apartments, and consolidating the two lots would be more cost effective and remove the requirement for a fire wall on the upper floors. The consolidation would also have the building with one address instead of the two it currently has now. A firewall would’ve been required if each lot had it’s own separate building, not one building on the two lots.

With no further questions by the Commission, a unanimous decision was given for both the site plan and the consolidation, contingent on the conditions County Planning provides.

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