Milo development plan spurs discussion

The proposed 82-unit apartment complex planned for the former Keuka Estates Trailer Park area across Lake Street from Red Jacket Park has cleared another municipal hurdle, but there are still some area residents who oppose the plan.

About 20 people attended a Milo Planning Board public hearing Sept. 11. Although no one specifically opposed the Special Use Permit which was the subject of the hearing, there were a few questions from the public about the planned development.

Among the issues that were brought up at the hearing were concerns about the property owner’s connection to a highly visible stalled project on Canandaigua Lake. The owner of the Keuka Shores property is David Genecco Family Trust.

David Genecco and Robert Murphy, the developers of the stalled Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort are seeking assistance for completing that project which has sat untouched since the summer 2015 when financing fell apart and a partnership with another developer ended. Some Milo and Penn Yan residents say they are concerned a similar situation could happen here. But the 82-unit apartment complex of what will be called Keuka Shores will be built by Webster developer Angelo Lacciardello on the property that is owned by the David Genecco Family Trust. Lacciardello was at the Planning Board meeting and answered some questions from town and village residents.

Town of Milo Code Enforcement Officer Anthony Validzic explained there are limits to the requirements the town can impose on the developer.

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