Resident feedback needed

The Town and Village of Pittsford are asking residents to help develop a vision for the approximately 30 acres of lands owned by the Town and Village in the heart of Pittsford.  The intent is to create a Master Plan that will guide any future improvements for this area located along the north bank of the Erie Canal between Grove Street and the Monroe Avenue bridge.

All interested residents are encouraged to participate.  The session will take place at the Pittsford Senior Center located on 3750 Monroe Avenue on December 12th from 9AM to noon.  The agenda will include a brief history and information session, followed by a field walk of the property and concluding with a concept/brainstorming session.

Until recently, this area was zoned for commercial and light industrial development. Recognizing the uniqueness of this area, including its location and setting, the Town and Village have worked together through the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (2004) and the Village Comprehensive Plan (2002), to engage the community and establish a new vision for the area.  Residents and community leaders indicated strong support to rezone the area to promote residential and recreational uses.   The change in zoning was officially adopted by the Village in the beginning of 2009.

The current planning effort will coordinate programmatic and planning objectives of the Town and Village to ensure improvements capitalize on the waterfront setting, preserve key natural features, and are compatible with the village setting and nearby residential neighborhoods.

The Village of Pittsford has owned 11.3 acres of land that currently is the location of the Village Highway Department since the 1930's. During the past decade, the Town of Pittsford has acquired almost 20 acres of land between the Erie Canal and the Auburn Line Railroad Bed Trail.

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