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Ongoing Farmington Projects


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:       May 10, 2022

RE:            Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board                    Meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

The following project status report is for this week’s Town Board Meeting and is for the period April 12, 2022 through April 25, 2022.

Town Board Resolutions (0)

     Town Projects Update

  1. Beaver Creek Park Project.  

Due to shipping delays, other playground equipment for age group (3-5) is now scheduled to arrive later this month.  In addition, there are two swing sets that have been delayed and are now scheduled to arrive later this month.

The completion date for all park improvements is scheduled for this spring contingent upon there being no further delays. The athletic fields, however, will not be available this coming spring for organized team sports. Team sports using those fields will begin in 2023.  This will enable the grassed fields time to mature for the organized team sports.

  1. Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project.  Town Staff will be meeting tomorrow morning at the Fox Road site to review with the site contractor all matters relating to the start of site development for this solar project.  In addition, the Town awaits further notification on the pending notice of appeal (filed on November 19, 2021) of the Supreme Court decision upon the DRS project. A decision that was filed in favor of the Town.

  1. Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project. Work on the third phase of this project is now underway.  This phase includes the installation of sections of a larger sized water line, which is to be followed in June of this year with a top asphalt coat for the entire length of road between New Michigan Road and State Route 332.  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. Received bids were rejected after the Town of Canandaigua did not approve the 202-B funding. No discussion to date as what is to be proposed in its place.

  1. Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Section 2.

Site work within this second section is now underway, which includes extending public water and sewer service, installation of the continued street [Monarch Drive to Brimstone Drive, to the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road], sidewalks, and streetlights.  A stormwater facility has been constructed on this site, accepted by the Town and a partial release of surety will be considered by the Planning Board and Town Board later this month. Eventually, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures located within Section 2 of the Incentive Zoning Project.


  1. Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 8S.

Section 8S - The last section of the Auburn Meadows Project to be completed involves a total of 31 lots that are 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 filed the Letter of Credit for site improvements within this Section of the overall project. A pre-construction meeting was held on Friday, January 7, 2022, followed by the notice to proceed with site development.  One of the first site improvements will include construction of a stormwater detention facility.  This improvement will result in a temporary detour of a portion of the Auburn Trail Project for approximately one month while drainage improvements are being installed across the Trail.  The developer understands that there will be no disruption to the use of the Trail and a detour route has been prepared.  The detour route will connect the two (2) ends of the closed trail using sidewalks within Auburn Meadows along Ackerman Way, Marion Way, Jasper Drive and Ivory Drive.  As the start of the site construction becomes more established.

  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 has been 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.  Additional sidewalk and pedestrian crosswalks have been installed 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. 

There is one (1) single-family dwelling lot remaining within Section 7N. Within Section 8N there are sixteen (16) single-family dwellings under construction.


  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2, Townhouse Project. There is a total of nine (9) two-unit townhouse buildings under construction within this last section of the residential portion of the incentive zoning project. There is one (1) townhouse building site remaining, for a total of two (2) townhouse units, within Section 2.    

  1. Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Commercial Project. Construction continues 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.

  1. Redfern Drive Townhouse Project.  Site work continues on the construction of twenty (20) townhouse units located along both sides of Redfern Drive, between Running Brook Drive and Dalton Drive. 

  1. Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project.

There are a total of 46 townhome units that are under construction.  There are 62 townhouse units remaining which have now been issued building permits with construction to soon start on these units.  Later this year, work is scheduled to commence on the 88 apartment units which are to be constructed in the southeast portion of the overall site, near the intersection of Savalla Boulevard, Marsh Circle and the norther portion of a section of Carmens Way.

The Marrano Homes model home/sales office located along the south side of County Road 41 continues to operate.  This spring, a new model home/sales office will be constructed within the project.  Currently within the project site, there are a total of nine (9) dwelling units construction, with two dwellings now being occupied. 

Site work has also commenced within the Villas portion of the project.  This section will involve a total of eighty-eight (88) single-family dwellings operating under a home-owners association where all amenities (e.g. lawn mowing, landscaping, snow plowing, etc.) is being provided for people living within this portion of the project.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn Project. Construction on the new motel continues with the installation of plumbing, electrical wiring, doors, windows, and drywall. The applicant reports that the project will likely open later this summer.


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

The second phase of the project is nearing completion and 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 began in October, 2021 and will continue through this summer.  This phase includes remaining property restoration, reseeding, and planting landscaping as necessary and installation of site security fencing and entrance gate.

  1. RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements.  Work has commenced on this project with the widening of a portion of State Street along the north side near the existing driveway to the project’s site, and construction of a new driveway entrance from State Street into the Old Castle property. Station 168 is located along the south side of State Street and is adjacent to the Village of Manchester.

  1. Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project.  A temporary certificate of occupancy has been issued for the new office/showroom/service building.  The existing building (former Heritage Motors) has now been demolished and clean-up operations continue in this area. Phase 2 of the project also includes site utility installations (i.e., water, natural gas and electric services). Work on installing a proposed sewer dumping station for the RV units continues.  The photo below shows the location of the former Heritage Motors Building (located to the left of the Flag).

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  1. LeFrois Project, (GLN) State Route 96. Site earthwork and the installation of new water lines, sewer lines, stormwater and related storm water drainage improvements have commenced.  Also under construction will be a new section 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 commercial building sites to be located 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 Home Leasing property.  Mercier Boulevard, when completed, will also provide a connection to the Farmington Commons Plaza (located at the southwest corner of State Routes 96 & 332) and the plaza where the Tops Super Market and Canandaigua National Bank are located.    

  1. Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #R-2.  The Town awaits receipt of the final site plan drawings for signing. The developer’s engineer is preparing a letter of credit for review by the Town Planning Board and acceptance by the Town Board. Once a letter of credit has been accepted and filed with the Town Clerk’s Office, then a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled with the Town’s Project Review Committee later this spring.  Once all parties have agreed-to the pre-construction issues then a notice to proceed with site work will be issued by the Town Code Enforcement Officer. The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.    

  1. Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project – The final site plan drawings have been signed for a mini-warehouse project that is 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) single-story 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 the filing of a letter of credit with the Town Clerk’s Office and then the scheduling of a pre-construction meeting later this spring.
  1. Auburn Junction Plaza Project (Phase 3A) and Amended Concept Plan – Site work has commenced upon a single-story 19,900 square foot plaza building, located along the west side of State Route 332, south of Carmens Way and opposite Farmbrook Drive. The project (known as Phase 3A) also includes the construction of related on-site parking, additional sidewalks, site lighting, and landscaping.  Steel for the building is scheduled to arrive at the end of this month and will be erected in early June, followed by building enclosure. Phase 3B (a future phase) will involve the design for two commercial type buildings to be located on the two outparcels located in front of the Phase 3A building. The site’s contractor is LeFrois Builders and Contractors.


23. Loomis Road Industrial Park Project – The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on Wednesday, April 20th continued the two (2) public hearing deliberations, upon a pending special use permit application and a preliminary site plan application for Lot #4, to its meeting on Wednesday, July 20th.  The Planning Board also notified the applicant that the previous approval for final re-subdivision plat has expired, and the applicant will need to make a new application for final re-subdivision plat approval.

  1. Country Max Building Project - The Town Board, at their meeting on April 26th, accepted and directed the filing of a letter of credit for this project with the Town Clerk’s Office. Once this surety has been filed, then 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 the 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 along the south side east to the west side of Hook Road.

  1. Farmington Commons Plaza Project – Site construction for the Reliant Federal Credit Union building and related site improvements on Lot #R-2 of the G&A Development & Construction Corporation’s land, which is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Routes 96 and 332, will commence later this month. The credit union building is to be located north of and adjacent to the Burger King restaurant and south of the existing plaza building. 

Also, a part of this project will be the reconstruction of the westerly driveway entrance to the plaza from State Route 96 and construction of a new pedestrian sidewalk from along State Route 96 into the plaza location.

Future development of the remaining 7.384-acre Farmington Common Plaza 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 connecting this proposed lot to the adjacent GLN Farmington Realty Project and the extension of Mercier Boulevard on that property.

  1. Farmington Market Center Project. The Town Board, at its’ meeting on April 26th, conducted a public hearing upon a request to rezone three (3) parcels of land containing approximately 18.3 acres that are to be involved with the phased buildout of the Farmington Market Center site (which includes the Tops Market and CNB Farmington Branch Office). 

The first phase of this site’s development will include the connection to Mercier Boulevard to the east, the construction of a new branch bank for Canandaigua National Bank, the construction of a Tops Fueling Station, the construction of a Mavis Tire Store, installation of pedestrian sidewalks from the southeast corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, the construction of sidewalks from Mertensia Road into and connecting to the Tops Building, the re-design of the current entrance into the plaza from State Route 96, and the installation of the Main Street Corridor improvements [streetlights, benches, trash receptacles, landscaping, etc.,] across the entire frontage of the plaza site.  

The incentive zoning process requires submission of an overall preliminary site plan for review and approval by the Town Planning Board and then the filing of said plan with the Town Clerk’s Office.  Once filed, then the Town Clerk is directed to amend the Official Zoning Map, and then applications may begin with final site plans being acted upon by the Planning Board for each of the proposed seven (7) commercial sites located within the three (3) subject parcels. 

  1. Gerstner Medical Building.  The project involves the construction of a 7,500 square foot two-story medical equipment office and sales building with associated site improvements located along the east side of Quentonshire Drive, south of County Road 41. A letter of credit has been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office and a pre-construction meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2022.  Site construction is scheduled to commence this spring.
  1. Welcome To Farmington Signs.  A joint committee comprised of Town Officials, Town staff, representatives from the Farmington Chamber of Commerce and Finger Lakes Gaming and Racing have been meeting and have chosen the design for new signage welcoming people to the Town.  Work on these signs is expected to commence next month and the signs are scheduled to be installed later this summer.  The new sign design is depicted below.
  1. No Standing Signs, State Route 332.  The Town has just been informed, by the New York State Department of Transportation, that a No Standing restriction zone will be established on both sides of State Route 332, from 1000 feet north of the Route 96 intersection to 1,260 feet south of the intersection, to address ingress and egress impediments being experienced from several commercial driveways in this area. An order for the restriction is being processed for filing with the Secretary of State.  Once authorized, signs will be installed by State DOT forces as ordering and work schedules allow.
  1. TOMRA NY RECYCLING PROJECT.  The Town Board, at its meeting on April 26th, will be accepting a letter of credit and directing the filing thereof with the Town Clerk’s Office.  The project involves the expansion of the recycling operations at their site located at 5923 Loomis Road.  Once filed with the Clerk’s Office, a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled later this month followed by a notice to proceed with site development.
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