Still no vote on proposal for 165 apartments in Pittsford
Posted at: 10/16/2012 11:26 PM
| Updated at: 10/16/2012 11:31 PM
By: Lynette Adams | WHEC.com
A proposal to build a 165 apartment development in Pittsford drew residents to the village board meeting on Tuesday night.
The plan has been debated for three years now and there was still no vote on Tuesday night by the village board. It was anticipated the board would vote on the developer's request for a special permit to build these apartments on seven acres of land in Pittsford.
Mark Four Enterprises wants to build a 165 apartment development off Monroe Avenue complete with a club house, boat dock and a restaurant.
There have been numerous meetings and changes to the original plan, but residents like Jean Moe are still not in support of the proposal. She said, "Every afternoon, the traffic going into the village of Pittsford backs up past the entrance to our neighborhood for a couple of hours and the traffic is pretty intense. My other concern is noise level."
Many other residents expressed similar concerns. Fran Kramer worries about how this would change the character of the village. She said, "If you cannot have people who can afford the rents they want to charge, this may then bring anybody in to live there. It may affect the make-up of the village all these years."
Don Riley is the vice President of Marketing and Development for Mark Four Enterprises. He said this development is a win-win for the village and the residents-- it takes a disadvantaged piece of property, turning it into something the village can be proud of.
Riley said, "We have every confidence in the experience we've had at our other properties, that we'll have good tenants who will want to live in the village. This is the first opportunity in many years for people to move into the village."
Residents have one more opportunity to voice their concerns at a meeting next Thursday, October 25, at 7 p.m. A board member tells News10NBC there will be a public hearing and then the board will vote.
The developer of the apartment would like to charge rents between $1,000 and $3,000 per month.