New life for stalled resort in Canandaigua?

The long-stalled Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort project may have some life after all, possibly under the Hilton brand.

Developers Robert Murphy and David Genecco are seeking assistance from the Ontario County Industrial Development Agency for completing the project, which stalled in summer 2015, and in purchasing a nearly 6-acre parcel of land at 205 Lakeshore Drive.

The IDA is considering exemptions from mortgage recording taxes in connection with the financing of the proposed five-story facility, sales and use taxes in connection with the construction and equipping of the facility, and real property taxes.

A public hearing is scheduled before the agency at 5 p.m. Monday.

Mayor Ellen Polimeni said the city needs the jobs this project will provide and people want to see this move forward.

“I think everyone in the community wants to see something happen there,” Polimeni said.

Developers are proposing 109 hotel rooms, which may or may not operate under the Hilton brand, along with a restaurant, lounge and wine tasting room. Also, a 12,475-square-foot conference center and meeting space, full-service spa and business center would be constructed.

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