Storage building in Cortlandville looks to expand

The Fastenal storage building on Luker Road in Cortlandville. (Photo Source: Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

The Cortlandville Town Board unanimously approved the application for an aquifer protection permit for a Fastenal warehouse project on 3737 Luker Rd. 

The project, proposed by Compagni Land Development, LLC, includes building out additional storage space in an existing building, as well as paving for additional parking lot space.

“The conditional permit and aquifer protection special permit review is being referred to the Cortland County Planning Board because the property is located within 500 ft. of the Cortland County Airport,” according to a memo from the Cortland County Planning Department.

The Fastenal building, which stores building materials, is currently a 4,800 square-foot structure, and the planned expansion is a 3,600 square-foot additional storage space, according to a memo from Charles Feiszli, an engineer consulting on the project.

In a letter to the Cortlandville zoning board, developer Richard Compagni said the new parking lot is required to accommodate for an expected increase in traffic.

“The parking lot will also be extended to allow forklift and deliveries to enter the overhead door in the new addition,” he said. “Overall, we do not see any adverse effects to our property or arena from this small expansion.”

According to the county planning board, the development would exceed $150,000, but no exact amount was provided.

The county planning board was initially unable to recommend the project in July.

“Nothing was able to be done, in terms of recommendations, due to a lack of quorum,” said town supervisor Tom Williams. “There was no report from them other than the fact that they weren’t going to be able to report.”

The county planning board eventually met in August and gave the project the green light.