Special meeting held Friday on Pittsford apartment complex plans

Updated: 12/27/2013 7:09 PM
Created: 12/27/2013 10:05 AM WHEC.com

An apartment development project in Pittsford brought supporters and those against it out to a meeting Friday morning.

Village trustees held the special meeting about the changes to the West Port Crossing Development. Officials were looking into whether the proposed project still complies with the special permit issued for the development last year.

The project would include more than 160 apartment units, along with restaurants, all on the site of an old asphalt plant on Monroe Avenue along the canal. It's been controversial because many feel it doesn't fit with the historic look of the Pittsford village. 

Mike Reynolds, village resident, said, "This proposal in no way matches the character of the village. There is nothing anywhere on the canal that is anything like what they are proposing."

Anthony DiMarzo said, "It's not the character of the village that we're matching. We're matching the character of the canal. It's the whole history of the canal, and we designed buildings especially following the canal motif."

The board agreed to have an inspector look at the project designs to see if there's significant changes from the original proposal. Another meeting on Monday will determine if a consultant should be hired for the project. 



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