September 13, 2018 11:20 PM
After more than a decade of fighting, the legal battle over the Westport Crossing Development in Pittsford is finally over.
A judge is ordering Pittsford leaders to give the developer a Certificate of Approval for the project.
"It was obstructionism and trying to use the government to block something that had every right to go forward," said Donald Riley, vice president of marketing for Mark IV Enterprises.
Mark IV Enterprises is operated by the DiMarzo family which owns the Pittsford Canalside Properties LLC, (PCP).
The PCP tells News10NBC the decision provides "a clear path forward to building the long awaited high end residential development along the Erie Canal in the Village of Pittsford."
The 167-apartment building could begin construction in Spring of 2019 with the first tenants moving in by the fall of that year.
Bob Corby, the village mayor, was unavailable for an interview Thursday but tells News10NBC he's disappointed and surprised by the decision saying it "contradicts prior statements made by the judge."
Corby says the board can appeal the decision but they haven't had an opportunity to discuss if they will.
Updated: September 13, 2018 11:20 PM
Created: September 13, 2018 10:24 PM
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