East Aurora Advertiser

Public Hearing on 3-Lot Subdivision Set for Monday


This Monday, Dec. 6, there will be a public hearing on a request to divide a parcel of land into three buildable lots. The meeting will start at 6 p.m.

An application in front of the East Aurora Village Board seeks to create three legal building lots from one parcel of land at 363 Prospect Ave. Each will have frontage along Prospect Avenue, near Walnut Street. 

The minor subdivision does border the nearly 4-acre grass field on Walnut Street. At this time, the application does not deal with any changes to the land along Walnut Street.  

This image shows the breakdown for how the three-lots along Prospect Avenue would be subdivided to create three conforming building lots.

As was previously reported in the paper in May, the home at 363 Prospect Ave. and vacant land along Walnut Street had been owned by Woodley Butlin. It had been in his family for many generations before he passed away in January of 2019 before transferring the land to Terrance Kopp. Kopp is now working with Douglas Wolf on a proposal to subdivide the Prospect Avenue parcel.

Code Enforcement Officer Elizabeth Cassidy wrote to the Village Board and said the minor subdivision proposal had been in front of the village Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) as the middle lot needed a 5-foot width variance. That variance was granted. 

Minutes by the ZBA note that current village requirements call for a lot to be 70-feet wide and 10,500-square-feet in area. The lot that received the variance will only be 65-feet wide, but it will have 12,676-square-feet in area. The ZBA determined the variance would not have any negative impacts on the region. 

In her letter to the village, Cassidy stated that, if the minor-subdivision is approved, any future construction plans for those lots would have to go before her office. 

During a former interview, Cassidy said anything over three lot creations is a major subdivision. With the current zoning of Single Family Residential, only single-family homes could be built along Prospect Avenue. She noted that the same was true for Walnut Street.

“Anything else than one family, detached homes is not possible there at this point, unless they ask for a rezoning, which has not been discussed,” Cassidy said during a May interview.

The Village Board meets on the second floor of 585 Oakwood Ave. This Monday’s meeting begins earlier than normal and will start at 6 p.m.

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