Final Vote Nears for Mt. Kisco Coach Diner Expansion

The renovation plan for the Mount Kisco Coach Diner appears to be near a conclusion.

The Mount Kisco Planning Board last week decided it will vote on the application when it reconvenes for its Jan. 8 meeting.

Planning Board Chairman Joseph Cosentino said the restaurant’s representatives aren’t required to attend next month’s meeting. But Anthony Monteleone, an attorney for the diner, quipped that he wouldn’t miss it.

“It has been three long years,” he told the board.

Architect Russ Davidson said his client had provided a landscaping plan, which was requested at the previous planning board meeting. Davidson and Monteleone agreed to the board’s request to extend a stone wall at the back of it property rather than constructing the originally proposed vinyl fence to serve as a border with a neighboring lot.

The diner, located at 252 Main St., would include 12 new parking spaces behind the restaurant. In addition, it has gained permission with another landlord to have access to three additional parking spaces across the street, increasing parking capacity to 64 vehicles.

Baseball/softball training facility

At the Dec. 11 meeting, representatives of Hitters Choice discussed their plan to create a baseball and softball training facility at 369 Lexington Ave.

Carlos Farias is seeking to create the physical fitness and training facility in an 11,780-square-foot portion of the Mount Kisco Supply building. The building is located in two different zones–limited commercial (CL) and RT-6, which allows for one- and two-family houses.

Architect Barry Goewey said Hitters Choice would be used mainly as a training facility for Little Leaguers. To create additional parking behind the building, Farias is proposing to knock down a two-family house. The existing north parking lot would be for employees of businesses in the building and a south parking lot would be used by patrons.

Planning Board Vice Chairman Joseph Sturniolo said the board needs more details, including how many children would use the facility at one time.

No date was set for when the matter would be discussed again.






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