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Milo townhouse project expanded, renamed

In just over a week, the proposed redevelopment of the Keuka Estates mobile home park on State Route 54 in Milo has been both expanded and rebranded. Site architect Douglas McCord explained a very recent change to the scope of the project came about after the Haggerfield family agreed to sell their house (formerly the Patio Restaurant) located in the middle of the project, to Carol & David Genecco, of Canandaigua, owners of the project site.

The Special Use Permit now calls for construction of 82 units in a Planned Unit Development in three phases over the next 2 to 3 years. This is up from 70 units before the added Haggerfield parcel allowed for some reconfiguration of the site and the addition of two buildings.

Developer Angelo Lacciardello stated he expects the rents to be around $1,500 per month with 70 – 80 percent of the tenants to be senior citizens. McCord says application will be made to the town to dedicate the streets, water and sewer lines, and storm drains, which will all be built to town specifications.

This referral to the Yates County Planning Board was tabled at the July meeting pending further information. With the updated materials provided for review, Concerns expressed by planning board members included the view for people on Rte. 54 being impacted by garage fronts and parked cars, and the adequacy of the retention/infiltration ponds for the 45 percent impermeable lot coverage.

In the end, the board voted unanimously to approve the project with the statement that it will have “a positive county-wide and intermunicipal impact,” providing additional housing and allowing the Town of Milo to construct a sewer pumping station on the parcel; this will feed into the Penn Yan wastewater system and facilitate the expansion of sewer lines to the Penn Yan Airport.

Also receiving the unanimous support from the board is LyonSmith Brewing Co. owners Barbara & Bruce Lyon and David Smith for their plan to relocate from Water Street in Penn Yan to 2597 Assembly Ave. at Kinneys Corners in the town of Jerusalem. Their applications for Site Plan Review, Special Use Permit, and Area Variance are for their plans to renovate an existing house as a tasting room, construct a 2,800 sq. foot addition for brewing operations, and construct a 25-car parking area. The two-corner lot faces on three roads – Rte. 54A, Assembly Ave., and Skyline Dr. – and require setback variances to permit construction. The plans also conform to Jerusalem’s Rte 54A Scenic Corridor plan to promote commercial operations in Kinneys Corners, Branchport, and Indian Pines, in order to protect views in the more open stretches of the road.

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