Ellicott Development Company’s EVP II LLC purchased a vacant lot at 880 Elmwood Avenue where it had planned to construct a parking lot. The company bought the 38’ x 180’ vacant parcel yesterday from Kevin Barry for $285,000. In July Ellicott Development was denied a variance it sought from the Zoning Board of Appeals to construct a 16-car parking lot on the property to serve its nearby 905 Elmwood mixed-use project.
Board denied the variance for “Off-site parking not allowed as a principal use” – Due to their substantial nature of the request; self-created nature of the request; negative impact of said lot on adjacent properties due to lighting and vehicle movement limitations and inconsistency of a parking lot with the community character of the Elmwood Village.
In an internal transaction, Ellicott transferred 619 and 621 W. Delevan Avenue from Elmwood Village Properties to EVP II LLC for $458,700. The residential properties are located east of the 905 Elmwood project. Ellicott has sought to replace the structures with two new residences. That plan was also rejected by the Zoning Board in July:
Board denied the variance for “Deficient in required garage setback” and “In excess of ground floor level height” – due to the negative and adverse impact on the community and character of the neighborhood.
It is unclear what Ellicott’s plans are for the properties.