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Auction house eyed for site

November 12, 2012
By LEVI PASCHER , The Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE - A man has submitted a new proposal to turn the former Rose Buick building at 275 S. Main St. into an auction house, furniture store and mechanic shop.

However, the auction house would be a change of use that requires a site plan review by the Planning Board.

The board looked at Jack Belknap's proposal at its meeting Tuesday. The board asked Belknap to provide specific dimensions for the parking spaces that will be provided and how traffic flow for each department would be planned.

Belknap said the auction house would hold weekly auctions that could bring about 200 people to the location in a day.

"This would certainly be a good thing for downtown Gloversville, but we just need the specifics," said Fulton County Senior Planner Sean Geraghty said.

The board will hold a public hearing about the proposal at its meeting in December.

In other meeting business:

LaRowe wants to expand his Fifth Avenue building from two apartments to four.

LaRowe's proposal was tabled because he didn't provide the correct specifications on how his off-street parking will be provided.

His updated changes only included five additional off-street parking spaces covering 126 square feet. The city requires there to be six spaces available in 170 square feet, Geraghty said.

The board said it will continue to look into the proposal once adequate information has been provided.

Levi Pascher covers Gloversville news. He can be contacted by email at



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