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Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort developer: New dock a must

Leaders at the helm of Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort asked city officials to green-light a 48-boat-slip dock on the north end of Canandaigua Lake that they said would move the project forward.

There was no green, at least not yet.

New mooring, according to Resort Managing Member Bob Murphy, would help secure the financing needed to complete the stalled $54 million Lakeshore Drive project.

It’s so pivotal, Murphy told members of the city’s ordinance committee, that the project’s prospective lender has made the dock “a condition of his loan … and will not finalize financing without this approval.”

The project as it now stands includes 44 condominiums, a 109-room Hilton hotel, and a 9000-square-foot convention center, spa and restaurant.

The permanent dock is also key to future condo-owners, Murphy said.

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