Monday, November 19, 2012

[UPDATED] Pittsford board may vote on apartment proposal tonight

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 11:29 AM

The Pittsford Village Board meets today at 8:30 p.m. regarding a proposed apartment complex at 75 Monroe Avenue. A vote on the project is likely.

A subsidiary of Mark IV has proposed redeveloping the former Monoco Oil site, which borders the Erie Canal, into upscale apartments. The board is considering site plan approval and special use permits for the development. That’s what the trustees will be voting on tonight, if they vote.

The project has been controversial. Many residents feel the development would be too big, that it would be out of scale and character with the rest of the village. Some trustees, along with Mayor Bob Corby, have similar concerns.

But the developer says that the proposed scale of the project is necessary from a financial perspective. With a smaller project, the company may not be able to recoup its costs.

The board will meet in Room LGI at Sutherland High School. Enter through the main foyer and follow the signs.

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