Key Hyundai will double size of facility
Key Hyundai, 566 Bridgeport Ave., is moving ahead with additions that will double the size of its existing facility, which is located in the Corridor Design Development District-3 (CDD-3).
The Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z) voted unanimously at its Oct. 2 meeting to approve a special permit and site plan review with resubdivision at 560, 570-574, and 580 Bridgeport Ave. Board Chairman Jim Quish recused himself from the presentation and vote.
Professional Engineer Chris DeAngelis said the dealership is planning a 13,000-square-foot addition on the east side of the existing building, and a 1,000-square-foot addition at the rear.
DeAngelis said the expansion would add 17 service bays with an expanded customer lounge. There will also be a larger showroom, which could accommodate five to six cars. He said there is no space in the current showroom for cars.
The project also combines the existing smaller lots into one property of 4.35 acres with an address of 566 Bridgeport Ave., said DeAngelis. He said Key recently purchased the parcel that housed the former Bally’s health club, a building that Key demolished and has been using as surface parking. Two buildings in the center of the property will be removed.
He said the new parcel “will be fully zoning compliant,” including having a 10-foot buffer zone along the length of the property. Currently cars are parked right up to the sidewalk along Bridgeport Ave. Two of the curbs cuts on the west end of the property will be combined into one.
The project includes a new site lighting plan, a landscaping plan, and an updated storm water management system. DeAngelis said the changes reduce impervious coverage from 89.5% to 84.4%. He said the stormwater system includes two infiltrators, which he said reduce flow rates by 41% to 61% and the volume of runoff by 49% to 64%.
DeAngelis said Key received P&Z approval in June 2013 for a new service building, which was never built, commenting that proposal “was never an ideal situation.”
No one commented during the public hearing, and board members had no discussion prior to or comments after the vote.