GENESEO – Kelly’s Saloon received the first official thumbs-up to serve another round from the Village of Geneseo Planning board Wednesday night.
The Planning Board gave conceptual approval to a site plan for 71 and 73 Main Street submitted by building owner and contractor Steve Burnette which proposes a ‘mixed use, same as before fire’ structure on the now empty site, where the old Kelly’s was destroyed by an accidental blaze on July 29.
The proposed building is almost identical to the old Kelly’s, including the facade, perpendicular hanging sign, and a second-floor covered porch in the back.
Conceptual approval means that the Village generally approves of the idea and plan but nothing is set in stone. The construction project is now set to go to a public hearing on Nov. 18.
Details of the plan are still in flux. Louise Wadsworth, Downtown Coordinator for Livingston County, gave some design recommendations to David Woods, Chairman of the Planning Board, including that the commercial door should be made of wood and the stairway to the second floor should be built off to one side, creating one complete storefront.
Wadsworth told Woods that she likes the overall design and it complies with the guidelines.