The Frosty Caboose, an impending ice cream shop in the City of Cortland, was recently approved for an area variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals for a temporary gravel parking lot.
According to the ZBA at its meeting this past Monday, the variance is contingent upon the owners of the business paving the lot with either asphalt or concrete no later than two years.
“We’ll see how it goes,” said Andrew Pierce.
Andrew Pierce, who co-owns Frosty Caboose with Dick Brecht, told The Cortland Voice that vehicles will enter the parking lot from Homer Avenue, and exit on to Brown Avenue.
The site will have front yard parking, with the caboose behind it, Pierce said. The left side of the parking lot will be for regular parking. The right side will be for handicap parking to allow for “easy access” to the handicap lift on the side of the caboose, he added.
“We’re one step closer,” Pierce said.
Pierce also mentioned that seating and tables will be placed on the lawn area that revolves around the caboose.