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Ongoing Farmington Projects

Memorandum                                   

TO:            Farmington Town Board, Town Public Works and Town Operations                                          Committees Report

FROM:      Ron Brand, Director of Planning & Development  -  Ronald L. Brand

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -  Daniel Delpriore

DATE:       October 26, 2021

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                    Meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

The following status report is for this week’s Town Board Meeting and is for the period October 9, 2021 through October 26, 2021.

Town Board Resolutions (2)

  1. Resolution approving a request for the partial release of funds (Release #3) from the Letter of Credit for Earthwork, Phase 1 of the Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project, in the total amount of $242,125.22.

  1. Resolution authorizing the Town Supervisor to take appropriate action to apply emergency tarp services at 5957 Terrace Lane and to add the costs to the Tax Roll.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

Grass continues filling-in growing on the three multi-purpose ball fields.  Installation of the stone dust walking trail is complete.  Site landscaping is complete.  The electric car charging station has been installed awaiting connection to the power source.  Signs have been installed (i.e. handicapped parking spaces, directional signs, no parking signs, etc.).  Final clean-up of the stormwater facilities is underway.

Playground equipment for two age groups (ages 3-7 and 8-10) has been ordered, however due to shipping delays this equipment is now scheduled to be installed next spring. Security cameras have been installed at the park and are operational.

The completion date for the park improvements remains later this fall contingent upon no overall delays.  The athletic fields, however, will not be available this year for organized team sports.  Those sports will begin using the fields in the spring of 2022.  This will enable the grassed fields time to mature for the organized team sports.

We continue to remind everyone, while the site work is being conducted, residents are asked to please stay away from the park site.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies add this park site to their road patrols.  The picture of the park was taken by resident Jon Streber.  Thanks Jon for providing this aerial photo!

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  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.    On Tuesday, October 19th, the decision was made on the Article 78 proceeding that was brought against the Town and its’ Planning Board by Petitioners James Falanga, Nancy Falanga, Daniel Geer and James Redmond which was filed on November 6, 2020.  The petitioners were seeking a court order annulling and vacating two negative declarations made by the Planning Board under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), annulling and vacating a special use permit granted on October 7, 2020 and site plan approval granted on November 4, 2020.  In addition, the Petitioners were seeking preliminary and permanent injunctions prohibiting DRS from commencing any work at the project site as well as attorney’s fees.

The Planning Board raised three Objections in Points of Law.  The first, with regard to standing was addressed at the outset of this Decision.  The second is for attorney’s fees. Which the Court ruled the Petitioners had not prevailed on their Petition and the Petitioners’ claim for attorney fees was dismissed.  Finally, the Planning Board raised Objection in Point of Law contending that the Administrative Record demonstrates that the Planning Board fulfilled its legal duties with respect to all its determinations in this matter.  The Court finds that the Planning Board procedurally and substantively followed the requirements of SEQRA with regard to the issuance of the Negative Declaration and to the Town Code with regard to the issuance of the Special Use Permit.  Based upon these findings, the Petition, including the request for injunctive relief, is hereby dismissed.

The Town awaits the filing of a Letter of Credit with the Town Clerk’s Office before a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled by the Code Enforcement Officer and a notice to proceed with site construction may be issued.

 

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  Conifer Real Estate Development, Construction and Management, has now combined their efforts with the Veteran’s Outreach Center, Inc., for construction financing.  A revised project schedule was submitted to the Town on January 13, 2021 as required by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).  The most recent development milestones include Construction Finance Closing, scheduled for September, 2021, with Project Lease-up Commences on May, 2022, with Construction Completion scheduled for September, 2022, Lease-up Completion in March 2023 and Conversion in June 2023.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The two solar powered pedestrian activated crossing signals, for the Auburn Trail cross walk on County Road 41, have been received and the Town has submitted an application for a County Highway Work Permit to install these units.  Once this Permit has been received then the Town will proceed with the installation of these two signal devices. This is the last task remaining to complete all of the authorized work on this project.  Once completed, the Town will seek final reimbursement and closeout for this project with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).    

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   Work on the second phase of the project, which includes reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Birchwood and State Route 332, has been completed.  This work includes the installation of the road base binder course of asphalt.  This phase also includes storm drainage improvements, boxing out of the road and installation of road base binder asphalt.  Phase 3, the last phase, will include the installation of top asphalt coat of the road between New Michigan Road and State Route 332, which is scheduled during 2022 along with any remaining punch list items.  The project, when complete, will include new travel lanes, new sidewalks, new water lines and bike lanes along both sides of the roadway. 

  1. Brickyard Road Water Tank & Transmission.    The Town has been awarded a grant in the total amount of $3,614,400.00 to be used towards the design and construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, which is located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road connecting to the 12-inch diameter water main located at Stabblegate Drive.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

 

      The existing 56-year-old water tank is being replaced with a new tank structure that is to be taller.  This improvement will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system. 

      The Town has received comments from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on the design plans and construction specifications.  The Town has set the formal bidding for the work with a bid date of December 2nd.  The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  The Town awaits from the developer’s engineering firm, D.S.B. Engineers & Architects, P.C., the Final Subdivision Plat drawings for Section 2 of this project. Town staff and the Town Engineers have also been reviewing a revised Letter of Credit estimate which will need to be submitted to the Planning Board for a recommendation, acted upon by the Town Board and then filed with the Town Clerk’s Office before a pre-construction meeting may be scheduled.  Following a pre-construction meeting, site work may commence in Section 2 sometime later this year.  The Planning Board, at its’ meeting on August 18th, granted the applicant a 90-day extension of time for obtaining all signatures on these plat maps which will expire on November 21, 2021.   

Site work in Section 2 will include extending public water and sewer service and installation of the continued street, sidewalks and streetlights. Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.  Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit attached single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are thirty-four (34) occupied townhouse dwellings (17 structures) and two (2) two-unit structures under construction in Phase 1.  Currently there are no more dwelling units available. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   There are no lots available in Section 7S of this subdivision tract.  The contractor has made repairs to damaged sections of roadway, has milled the base coat of asphalt and is preparing to install the top coat of asphalt early next month before the blacktop plants close.

Section 8S will be the last section of the Auburn Meadows Project to be completed.  This section involves a total of 31 lots to be located along both sides of Ackerman Way, between the Marion Way and Jasper Drive intersections.  A&D Real Estate Development Corporation, LLC, the developer of the Auburn Meadows Tract, has informed the Town that it has filed Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been accepted by the Town Board and filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, a pre-construction meeting will be held prior to the notice to proceed with site development.  The developer anticipates the filing of the surety with the Town Clerk later this fall. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  Sections 7N and 8N involve the construction of 55 single family dwelling lots located along both sides of Ivory Drive between the current stub located in Section 6N at the intersection with Amber Drive connecting to the intersection of Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, as part of Section 7N a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 545 and 546 on Amber Drive (Section 5) and lot 739 in Section 7N and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along the Ivory Drive extension.  There will be an additional sidewalk and pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Amber Drive and Ivory (in Section 3 North).  Finally, there will be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of these two sections (7N & 8N) of Ivory Drive, connecting the new Ivory Drive sidewalks to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The Town has now received the required easement documents and installation of a total of sixteen (16) basements and new homes are underway.  Additional building permits are under review for homes in Section 7N.   No building permits have yet been issued homes within Section 8N.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Sections 1 & 2, Townhouse Project.    The last lot in Section 1 is under construction and is anticipated to be complete at the end of this month. Additional landscaping has been installed near the Phase 1 entrance from Hook Road. In Section 2, there are now sixteen (16) two-unit townhouse buildings under construction.  A new entrance sign has been installed near the intersection of Commercial Drive and Redfield Drive, along with site landscaping around the entrances to Phase 2. 

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Commercial Project.  Construction has begun upon a 7,200 square foot building to be located on Lot #72, which is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Commercial Drive.  The building will be divided and used for an ice cream store and a beauty salon.  The developer, DiFelice Construction, Inc., anticipates having the building enclosed before winter.

  1. Redfern Drive Townhouse Project.  The Town Board, at its’ meeting on August 24th, approved establishing and filing a letter of credit for this twenty-unit (20) townhouse project located along both sides of Redfern Drive.  The letter of credit has been since filed with the Town Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, September 3rd for the construction of these dwelling units and related site improvements.  However, no building permits have yet been issued for this project.

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

The model home/sales office has been issued a certificate of occupancy and is operating.  Marrano Builders has also been issued five (5) building permits for single-family dwellings which are under construction along Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane.

Elsewhere on the project site, the community center/sales office building has been issued a certificate of occupancy. There are a total of twenty-five (25) town house buildings under construction involving a total of fifty-one (58) dwelling units. The townhouse community’s swimming pool will be installed next spring and is scheduled to be operational next summer (2022).

Sidewalks have been installed along portions of the south side of County Road 41 up to both sides of the Beaver Creek crossing where a pedestrian bridge will be installed.  In addition, sidewalks have been installed along the south side of County Road 41 between the Beaver Creek location and Savalla Boulevard.  Sidewalks have also been installed along a portion of Barry Place, between County Road 41 and the new community center/sales office.  Sidewalks have also been installed between Phebe Court and State Route 332.  Sidewalks have also been installed within the townhouse portions of the overall site. Finally, trees have been planted around the two stormwater detention facilities located along County Road 41, along with other site landscaping improvements.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  Work continues with installing of plumbing, doors         and windows.  The framing and roof portions are now completed.  The applicant reports that the project has been placed on hold awaiting receipt of the remaining doors and windows needed to enclose the building.  Depending upon when these units are received opening of the new facility may be either later this year or early in 2022.

  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  Work will now commence on an update to Chapter 165, Section 65.3, Solar Photovoltaic, of the Town Code.  The current moratorium on solar farm applications is due to expire on February 10, 2022 or sooner once new regulations have been adopted by the Town Board. This extension of time was enacted by the Town Board to allow for public input on potential amendments to our current code.     

                                                 

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, continues being worked on as part of a three (3) phase expansion project which began in late 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

The second phase (June 2020 through December 2021) includes site grading and drainage improvements, expanding the substation’s yard area, installing a new transformer, breakers and a second electric line, complete construction of a duct electric bank for cross-connection to the lower yard area within Station 127 and installing new electric lines with cross-connections to the RG&E’s Canandaigua District service area.    

The third phase of this project is called the Project Closeout, which is scheduled to commence in October, 2021 and continue through March, 2022.  This phase includes remaining property restoration, reseed and planting landscaping as necessary and installation of site security fencing and entrance gate.

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  Final Site Plan drawings have been signed, a pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, September 3rd  and a notice to proceed has been issued for this project.  The Town has requested the first portion of this project involves the widening of a portion of State Street near the existing driveway to protect the edge of pavement in this area.  The site is located along the south side of State Street and is adjacent to the Village of Manchester.

  1. Farmington Pointe Incentive Zoning Project.  The applicant continues to make amendments to the overall site plan, along with preparing a list of proposed amenities and requested zoning incentives.  Once these two lists have been prepared, they will be submitted to the Town Board for its consideration.   No date has been scheduled for a public hearing on this rezoning application.

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of phase 1 of this site’s development is underway and includes the construction of the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  Sidewalks have been constructed across the site’s Route 96 frontages and are underway across the site’s Mertensia Road frontage.  The State Department of Transportation has completed their review of the existing Highway Right-of-Way Work Permit and has ordered closeout.  The pedestrian crossing signal on the northeast corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road has been accepted, streetlights and street scape landscaping improvements have been made along the site’s State Route 96 frontage.  Paving of the site’s driveway entrances and parking is scheduled to be completed early next month.

Phase 2 foundation work for the new sales/service building has begun and construction involving the enclosure of the new building is anticipated before winter.   Utility installations (i.e. water, gas and electric services) are now in place.  Work continues on the proposed sewer dumping station for the RV units.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Plan Update Committee will be conducting a public hearing, to be held both in person and virtually on Thursday evening, October 28th, using Zoom.  A legal notice for the public hearing has been published in the Town’s Official Newspaper, The Daily Messenger, and posted on the Town’s website.  The entire draft of the Plan has been posted on the Town’s website since early last month.

  1. LeFrois Project, (GLN) State Route 96.  Site construction has begun which includes the removal of all stumps, poles and the grinding of these materials.  Earthwork will soon start for the construction of the first portion of Mercier Boulevard, a new town road that starts at a new intersection with State Route 96 and extends south and east into Phase 1A of the project. 

Phase 1A site development provides for up to four (4) proposed building sites to be located in this area along the south side of State Route 96.  Eventually, Mercier Boulevard will extend to the south and east connecting with the existing cul-de-sac on the adjacent property.  Mercier Boulevard will also provide a connection to the Farmington Commons Plaza and the plaza where the Tops Super Market is located.    

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #R-2.  The Town has signed the final site plan drawings.  The Town awaits the filing of a letter of credit surety with the Town Clerk’s Office and then scheduling of a pre-construction meeting later this fall.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.    

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study –  The Town awaits the Genesee Transportation Council’s acceptance of the final report prepared by the study consultants (Bergman Associates and Barton Lojuidice Engineers).  The study recommends several implementation actions and places emphasis upon completing the missing sections of sidewalks and trail connections within the community.  A copy of the final draft of this Study has been placed on the town’s website for public review.    

  1. Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project – The applicant’s engineer, at the Planning Board meeting on September 1, 2021 received final site plan approval for a mini-warehouse project to be located on a parcel of land fronting along the south side of the New York State Thruway (I-90) and the north side of Loomis Road.  The project involves three (3) buildings having a total of 13,200 square feet in building area.  Other site improvements include landscaping, site lighting and storm water control measures.  The Town awaits final site plan amendments for signing, then scheduling a pre-construction meeting later this fall.

  1. Auburn Junction Mini-warehouse Project and Amended Concept Plan – This project is located along the west side of State Route 332 and opposite Farmbrook Drive. Construction of three (3) additional cold storage mini-warehouse structures is now complete.  The project also includes the owner making a presentation to the Planning Board, later this fall, for the buildout of the site and landscaping improvements within the front portion of the site. The original concept plan envisions the construction of a single-story plaza building and two outparcels for commercial use. 

26. Loomis Road Industrial Park Project – The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on        Wednesday, October 20th, continued a public hearing upon this project to the Planning     Board’s November 17th meeting, to permit time for amendments to the preliminary site             plan drawings and to provide additional information to the Planning Board on the special use permit application.

  1. Auto Wash (Formerly Country Club Car Wash) Project –  Construction is underway on the re-furbishing of the existing car wash building and adding new vacuuming stations on land located at the northwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  Included as part of the site improvements will be sidewalks across the site’s frontages along State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, which were promised to be installed this year.  Next year, site landscaping will be installed in the spring.  The car wash remains closed during site construction and plans to re-open later this fall.

  1. CountryMax Building Project - The Town Planning Board, at their October 6th meeting granted final site plan approval with conditions for the construction of a 74,600 square foot, two story warehouse/flex space building, with office space for their business operations.  Once a Letter of Credit has been approved and filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled followed by an order to proceed with site development.  A portion of this project will include the extension of sidewalk along the north side of Collett Road, from the FedEx site to a new crosswalk to be installed across Collett Road and then continuation to the east to the west side of Hook Road, south of Collett Road.

  1. Farmington Commons Plaza Project – The Town Planning Board on Wednesday October 6th  re-opened the public hearing on an application for re-subdivision plat approval for three lots and the public meeting on a preliminary site plan application to develop a credit union facility on Lot #R-2 of the G&A Development & Construction Corporation’s land located at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Routes 96 and 332.  The site plan is for a proposed credit union building and related site improvements on Lot #R-2.  The credit union building is to be on a site located north of and adjacent to the Burger King restaurant and south of the plaza building.  At the meeting there was extensive discussion on the Planning Board’s concerns with developing the credit union site and the remaining open lands.

Future development of the remaining 7.384 acre site envisions a 4,000 square-foot three-story medical office building and another commercial building with related site improvements.  Other related site improvements are to include a re-design of the Route 96 entrance to the plaza, adjustments to the on-site travel lanes and future plans for connecting this proposed lot to the adjacent GLN Farmington Realty Project and the extension of Mercier Boulevard.

 

  1. Farmington Market Center Project.  Town Staff have completed their review of the revised drawing for site development of the three (3) parcels of land involving the buildout of the Farmington Market Center site (Tops Market and CNB Branch Office).  Town staff will prepare their recommendations to the Town Board on the proposed site amenities, the requested zoning incentives and the amended site plan drawing.  Based upon these recommendations the Town Board will determine if this proposal is now ready for formal consideration by the Town Board later this fall. 

Memorandum                                   

TO:            Farmington Town Board, Town Public Works and Town Operations                                          Committees Report

FROM:      Ron Brand, Director of Planning & Development  -  Ronald L. Brand

                  Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer   -  Daniel Delpriore

DATE:       October 12, 2021

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                    Meeting on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

The following status report is for this week’s Town Board Meeting and is for the period September 28, 2021 through October 8, 2021.

Town Board Resolutions (5)

  1. Resolution authorizing the permanent appointment of August Gordner as a Code Enforcement Officer.

  1. Resolution authorizing the probationary appointment of Leland Cody as a Code Enforcement Officer.

  1. Resolution approving the request for the partial release of funds, Release #5, from the Letter of Credit for Utility Site Improvements, Phase 1, of the Hathaway Corners Incentive Zoning Project in the total amount of $984,820.58.

  1. Resolution appointing Jody Binnix to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a term to expire on December 31, 2022.

  1. Resolution of Appreciation to New York State Senator Pamela Helming for her leadership in obtaining State Grant Funding Assistance to enable improvements at two Town Park Restroom Facilities.

       Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

Grass continues filling-in growing on the three multi-purpose ball fields.  Installation of the stone dust walking trail is complete.  Landscaping is approximately ninety-five percent (95%) complete.  The electric car charging station has been installed awaiting connection to the power source.  Signs have been installed (i.e. handicapped parking spaces, directional signs, no parking signs, etc.).  Final clean-up of the stormwater facilities is underway.)

Playground equipment for two age groups (ages 3-7 and 8-10) has been ordered and is scheduled to be installed late October or early November. Security cameras have been installed at the park and are operational.

The completion date for the park improvements remains later this fall contingent upon no overall delays.  The athletic fields, however, will not be available this year for organized team sports.  Those sports will begin using the fields in the spring of 2022.  This will enable the grassed fields time to mature for the organized team sports.

We continue to remind everyone, while the site work is being conducted, residents are asked to please stay away from the park site.  We have also requested the Sheriff’s Office to have their deputies add this park site to their road patrols.  The picture of the park was taken by resident Jon Streber.  Thanks Jon for providing this aerial photo!

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  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.    The new Judge assigned to hear this case, scheduled a conference with both sides that was held on Thursday afternoon, September 2, 2021.  The Town awaits a decision upon the case.

  

The Town has now received signatures from the three (3) Limited Liability Corporations and the two (2) property owners to the Decommissioning Plan.  The Town Supervisor’s signature has been completed by the Town Supervisor and is being reviewed by the Town’s Special Legal Counsel before filing with the County Clerk’s Office.  Finally, a Letter of Credit needs to be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office before a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled by the Code Enforcement Officer and a notice to proceed with site construction may be issued.

 

  1. Conifer Realty Pintail Crossing Apartment Project, Phase 2.  Conifer Real Estate Development, Construction and Management, has now combined their efforts with the Veteran’s Outreach Center, Inc., for construction financing.  A revised project schedule was submitted to the Town on January 13, 2021 as required by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).  The most recent development milestones include Construction Finance Closing, scheduled for September, 2021, with Project Lease-up Commences on May, 2022, with Construction Completion scheduled for September, 2022, Lease-up Completion in March 2023 and Conversion in June 2023.   

  1. Auburn Trail Grant Project.  The two solar powered pedestrian activated crossing signals, for the Auburn Trail cross walk on County Road 41, have been ordered and the Town awaits delivery of these units.  The Town has received notification that there are shipping delays being experienced with components for the signals.  No anticipated date of shipment is known at this time. This is the last task remaining to complete all of the authorized work on this project.  Once completed, the Town will seek final reimbursement and closeout for this project with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).    

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project.   Work on the second phase of the project, which includes reconstruction of the section of Town Line Road between Birchwood and State Route 332, has been completed.  This work includes the installation of the road base binder course of asphalt.  This phase also includes storm drainage improvements, boxing out of the road and installation of road base binder asphalt.  Phase 3, the last phase, will include the installation of top asphalt coat of the road between New Michigan Road and State Route 332, which is scheduled during 2022 along with any remaining punch list items.  The project, when complete, will include new travel lanes, new sidewalks, new water lines and bike lanes along both sides of the roadway. 

  1. Brickyard Road Water Tank & Transmission.    The Town has been awarded a grant in the total amount of $3,614,400.00 to be used towards the design and construction of a new water storage tank on land owned by the Canandaigua/Farmington Water District, which is located along Brickyard & Yerkes Roads in the Town of Canandaigua.  The project also includes construction of a new 16-inch water transmission main from the new water tank site into the Town of Farmington, at the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road; and a 12-inch diameter water main on Town Line Road connecting to the 12-inch diameter water main located at Stabblegate Drive.   The total project cost is estimated at $9,036,000.00.

 

      The existing 56-year-old water tank is being replaced with a new tank structure that is to be taller.  This improvement will be correcting water flow and pressure problems occurring within the system. 

      The Town has received comments from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on the design plans and construction specifications.  The Town anticipates formal bidding for the work this fall with construction to begin this winter.  The Town also continues working with the Town Engineers and the Water District’s Fiscal Advisors on the potential financial impacts of the project.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Sections 1 & 2.  The Town awaits from the developer’s engineering firm, D.S.B. Engineers & Architects, P.C., the Final Subdivision Plat drawings for Section 2 of this project. Town staff and the Town Engineers have also been reviewing a revised Letter of Credit estimate which will need to be submitted to the Planning Board for a recommendation, acted upon by the Town Board and then filed with the Town Clerk’s Office before a pre-construction meeting may be scheduled.  Following a pre-construction meeting, site work may commence in Section 2 sometime later this year.  The Planning Board, at its’ meeting on August 18th, granted the applicant a 90-day extension of time for obtaining all signatures on these plat maps which will expire on November 21, 2021.   

Site work in Section 2 will include extending public water and sewer service and installation of the continued street, sidewalks and streetlights. Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.  Meanwhile, all forty (40) lots located within Section 1 of this project, consisting of the two-unit attached single-family dwellings, have been sold to Sortino Home Properties.  At present there are thirty-four (34) occupied townhouse dwellings (17 structures) and two (2) two-unit structures under construction in Phase 1.  Currently there are no more dwelling units available. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7S and 8S.   There are no lots available in Section 7S of this subdivision tract.

Section 8S will be the last section of the Auburn Meadows Project to be completed.  This section involves a total of 31 lots to be located along both sides of Ackerman Way, between the Marion Way and Jasper Drive intersections.  A&D Real Estate Development Corporation, LLC, the developer of the Auburn Meadows Tract, has informed the Town that it has filed Section 8S with the County Clerk’s Office.  The Town, however, awaits the filing of the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project.  Once this surety has been accepted by the Town Board and filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, a pre-construction meeting will be held prior to the notice to proceed with site development.  The developer anticipates the filing of the surety with the Town Clerk later this fall. 

  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N.  Sections 7N and 8N involve the construction of 55 single family dwelling lots located along both sides of Ivory Drive between the current stub located in Section 6N at the intersection with Amber Drive connecting to the intersection of Amber Drive located in Section 3N to the west.  In addition, as part of Section 7N a new pedestrian walkway will be installed between lots 545 and 546 on Amber Drive (Section 5) and lot 739 in Section 7N and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along the Ivory Drive extension.  There will be an additional sidewalk and pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Amber Drive and Ivory (in Section 3 North).  Finally, there will be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of these two sections (7N & 8N) of Ivory Drive, connecting the new Ivory Drive sidewalks to the Auburn Trail Project. 

The Town has now received the required easement documents and installation of a total of thirteen (13) basements and new homes are underway.  Eight additional building permits are under review for homes in Section 7N.   No building permits have yet been issued homes within Section 8N.

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Sections 1 & 2, Townhouse Project.    The last lot in Section 1 is under construction and is anticipated to be complete at the end of this month. Additional landscaping has been installed near the Phase 1 entrance from Hook Road. In Section 2, there are now sixteen (16) two-unit townhouse buildings under construction.  A new entrance sign has been installed near the intersection of Commercial Drive and Redfield Drive, along with site landscaping around the entrances to Phase 2. 

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Commercial Project.  Construction has begun upon a 7,200 square foot building to be located on Lot #72, which is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Commercial Drive.  The building will be divided and used for an ice cream store and a beauty salon.  The developer, DiFelice Construction, Inc., anticipates having the building enclosed before winter.

  1. Redfern Drive Townhouse Project.  The Town Board, at its’ meeting on August 24th, approved establishing and filing a letter of credit for this twenty-unit (20) townhouse project located along both sides of Redfern Drive.  The letter of credit has been since filed with the Town Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, September 3rd for the construction of these dwelling units and related site improvements.  However, no building permits have yet been issued for this project.

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project. 

The model home/sales office has been issued a certificate of occupancy and is operating.  Marrano Builders has also been issued five (5) building permits for single-family dwellings which are under construction along Eddy Gate Way and Osburn Lane.

Elsewhere on the project site, the community center/sales office building has been issued a certificate of occupancy. There are a total of eighteen (18) town house buildings under construction involving a total of fifty-one (51) dwelling units. The townhouse community’s swimming pool will be installed next spring and is scheduled to be operational next summer (2022).

Sidewalks have been installed along portions of the south side of County Road 41 up to both sides of the Beaver Creek crossing where a pedestrian bridge will be installed.  In addition, sidewalks have been installed along the south side of County Road 41 between the Beaver Creek location and Savalla Boulevard.  Sidewalks have also been installed along a portion of Barry Place, between County Road 41 and the new community center/sales office.  Sidewalks have also been installed between Phebe Court and State Route 332.  Sidewalks have also been installed within the townhouse portions of the overall site. Finally, trees have been planted around the two stormwater detention facilities located along County Road 41, along with other site landscaping improvements.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project.  Work continues with installing of plumbing, doors         and windows.  The framing and roof portions are now completed.  The applicant reports that the project has been placed on hold awaiting receipt of the remaining doors and windows needed to enclose the building.  Depending upon when these units are received opening of the new facility may be either later this year or early in 2022.

  1. Town Code Update.  Chapter 74 of the Town Code, entitled “Construction Codes, Uniform,” has now been adopted by the Town Board.        

  1. Solar Farm Moratorium.  The six (6) month extension of the moratorium on solar collection systems and solar farms continues.  The moratorium period is scheduled to end on February 10, 2022 unless the Town Board, by separate resolution, adopts a local law amending the current solar regulations thereby enabling a determination that there is no longer a need to continue said moratorium period.  This extension of time is to allow for public input on potential amendments to our current code, and to consider the pending decision by the court who is currently reviewing the latest Article 78 proceeding that has been brought against the Town for the decisions made on the Delaware River Solar Project located on Yellow Mills and Fox Roads.       

                                                 

  1. RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project.  The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, continues being worked on as part of a three (3) phase expansion project which began in late 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in March 2022.  

The second phase (June 2020 through December 2021) includes site grading and drainage improvements, expanding the substation’s yard area, installing a new transformer, breakers and a second electric line, complete construction of a duct electric bank for cross-connection to the lower yard area within Station 127 and installing new electric lines with cross-connections to the RG&E’s Canandaigua District service area.    

The third phase of this project is called the Project Closeout, which is scheduled to commence in October, 2021 and continue through March, 2022.  This phase includes remaining property restoration, reseed and planting landscaping as necessary and installation of site security fencing and entrance gate.

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  Final Site Plan drawings have been signed, a pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, September 3rd  and a notice to proceed has been issued for this project.  The Town has requested the first portion of this project involves the widening of a portion of State Street near the existing driveway to protect the edge of pavement in this area.  The site is located along the south side of State Street and is adjacent to the Village of Manchester.

  1. Farmington Pointe Incentive Zoning Project.  The applicant continues to make amendments to the overall site plan, along with preparing a list of proposed amenities and requested zoning incentives.  Once these two lists have been prepared, they will be submitted to the Town Board for its consideration.   No date has been scheduled for a public hearing on this rezoning application.

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  The second portion of phase 1 of this site’s development is underway and includes the construction of the approved entrances to the site from State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  Sidewalks have been constructed across the site’s Route 96 frontages and are underway across the site’s Mertensia Road frontage.  The State Department of Transportation has completed their review of the existing Highway Right-of-Way Work Permit and has ordered closeout.  The pedestrian crossing signal on the northeast corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road has been accepted, streetlights and street scape landscaping improvements have been made along the site’s State Route 96 frontage.  Paving of the site’s driveway entrances and parking is scheduled to be completed early next month.

Phase 2 foundation work for the new sales/service building has begun and construction involving the enclosure of the new building is anticipated before winter.   Utility installations (i.e. water, gas and electric services) are now in place.  Work continues on the proposed sewer dumping station for the RV units.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Update.   The Plan Update Committee and Town Staff continue to prepare for a public hearing, to be held both in person and virtually on Thursday evening, October 28th, using Zoom to record input.  In the meantime, we continue to organize this public hearing meeting and will be posting the final draft documents on the town’s website this week for public review.  A legal notice for the public hearing will be published in the Town’s Official Newspaper, The Daily Messenger, and posted on the Town’s website. 

  1. LeFrois Project, (GLN) State Route 96.  Site construction has begun which includes the removal of all stumps, poles and the grinding of these materials.  Earthwork will soon start for the construction of the first portion of Mercier Boulevard, a new town road that starts at a new intersection with State Route 96 and extends south and east into Phase 1A of the project. 

Phase 1A site development provides for up to four (4) proposed building sites to be located in this area along the south side of State Route 96.  Eventually, Mercier Boulevard will extend to the south and east connecting with the existing cul-de-sac on the adjacent property.  Mercier Boulevard will also provide a connection to the Farmington Commons Plaza and the plaza where the Tops Super Market is located.    

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #R-2.  The Town has signed the final site plan drawings.  The Town awaits the filing of a letter of credit surety with the Town Clerk’s Office and then scheduling of a pre-construction meeting later this fall.  The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.    

  1. State Routes 96 & 332 Corridor Study –  The Town awaits the Genesee Transportation Council’s acceptance of the final report prepared by the study consultants (Bergman Associates and Barton Lojuidice Engineers).  The study recommends several implementation actions and places emphasis upon completing the missing sections of sidewalks and trail connections within the community.  A copy of the final draft of this Study has been placed on the town’s website for public review.    

  1. Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project – The applicant’s engineer, at the Planning Board meeting on September 1, 2021 received final site plan approval for a mini-warehouse project to be located on a parcel of land fronting along the south side of the New York State Thruway (I-90) and the north side of Loomis Road.  The project involves three (3) buildings having a total of 13,200 square feet in building area.  Other site improvements include landscaping, site lighting and storm water control measures.  The Town awaits final site plan amendments for signing, then scheduling a pre-construction meeting later this fall.

  1. Auburn Junction Mini-warehouse Project and Amended Concept Plan – This project is located along the west side of State Route 332 and opposite Farmbrook Drive. Construction of three (3) additional cold storage mini-warehouse structures is now complete.  The project also includes the owner making a presentation to the Planning Board, later this fall, for the buildout of the site. The original concept plan envisions the construction of a single-story plaza building and two outparcels for commercial use. 

27. Loomis Road Industrial Park Project – The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on        Wednesday, September 15th meeting, continued a public hearing to the Planning Board’s October 20th meeting, to permit time for amendments to the preliminary site plan           drawings and to provide additional information to the Planning Board on the special use             permit application.

  1. Auto Wash (Formerly Country Club Car Wash) Project –  Construction is underway on the re-furbishing of the existing car wash building and adding new vacuuming stations on land located at the northwest corner of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road.  Included as part of the site improvements will be sidewalks across the site’s frontages along State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, as well as site landscaping which will likely be installed next spring.  The car wash remains closed during site construction and plans to re-open later this fall.

  1. CountryMax Building Project - The Town Planning Board, at their October 6th meeting granted final site plan approval with conditions for the construction of a 74,600 square foot, two story warehouse/flex space building, with office space for their business operations.  Once a Letter of Credit has been approved and filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled followed by an order to proceed with site development.  A portion of this project will include the extension of sidewalk along the north side of Collett Road, from the FedEx site to a new crosswalk to be installed across Collett Road and then continuation to the east to the west side of Hook Road, south of Collett Road.

  1. Farmington Commons Plaza Project – The Town Zoning Board of Appeals on Monday September 27th granted approval for an area variance application, a side yard setback, to develop a credit union facility on Lot #R-2 of the G&A Development & Construction Corporation’s land located at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Routes 96 and 332.  The proposed credit union building will be on a site located north of and adjacent to the Burger King restaurant and south of the plaza building.

The Planning Board, on Wednesday, October 6th reopened the public hearing on the proposed subdivision of land for creating Lots #R-1 and #R-2, and the preliminary site plan for Lot #R-2.  At the meeting there was extensive discussion on the concerns with developing the credit union site and the remaining open lands.

Future development of the remaining 7.384 acre site envisions a 4,000 square-foot three-story medical office building and another commercial building with related site improvements.  Other related site improvements are to include a re-design of the Route 96 entrance to the plaza, adjustments to the on-site travel lanes and future plans for connecting this proposed lot to the adjacent GLN Farmington Realty Project and the extension of Mercier Boulevard.

 

  1. Farmington Market Center Project.  Town Staff have just received revised drawing for site development of the three (3) parcels of land involving the buildout of the Farmington Market Center site (Tops Market and CNB Branch Office).  Town staff will now review the proposed site amenities, the requested zoning incentives and the amended site plan drawing to determine if this proposal is now ready for formal consideration by the Town Board later this fall. 

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