BSA allows fewer parking spaces for drug store

Developer obtains a 35-space reduction based on soil conditions. Anthony Racanelli, owner of 23,564- square-foot lot fronting Forest and Decker Avenues in Staten Island, proposed to demolish an abandoned gas station on the site and replace it with a two-story drug store, triggering a 74-space, on-site parking requirement. Racanelli applied to BSA to reduce the parking requirement to 39 spaces, arguing that, due to the site’s poor soil conditions and high ground water levels, it … <Read More>