MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – An 11,300-square-foot expansion of Mohegan Lake Audi onto a neighboring parcel got the green light last month from the Yorktown Planning Board.
A few years ago, the luxury-car company, which has operated for decades at 1791 East Main St., acquired a modest lot to its west. That commercially zoned parcel, the onetime home of a pizzeria, now will house Audi’s new service area.
On Sept. 17, the board unanimously approved an amended site plan, a special-use permit for car sales, a wetland permit and a stormwater pollution-prevention permit.
The approval resolution requires Audi to comply with more than a dozen conditions governing lighting, parking and loading.
Existing curb cuts on Route 6 will be eliminated, leaving just one entrance on Lakeland Street.
To cut down the disturbance on neighbors, all operations, including repairs and service, will take place inside the building. Also, all outdoor lighting must be directed away from residential areas.
Audi’s building cannot be within 15 feet of a property line and the company will be required to construct a new fence and landscaping along the property lines. It will also be required to build a “decorative feature” on the corner of Lakeland Street and East Main Street.
Audi will provide 30 employee parking spaces (for 40 employees) and 20 spaces for customers. The Zoning Board of Appeals also granted a variance allowing Audi to store 22 cars outside in addition to the 84 stored inside.
Loading or unloading of deliveries will be forbidden on East Main Street or Lakeland Street. Though Audi has said no deliveries will take place on-site, the plans do include enough space to accommodate a large delivery truck.