Planning boards OK Hamilton Street project

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The Wegman Group has gotten the green light for a proposed subdivision named Parkland Estates at 313 Hamilton St. in the village of Penn Yan.

The Penn Yan Planning Board approved the site plan for the proposed development, which will consist of 11 structures of two 1700 sq. ft. units each with a common shared wall.

The single family homes in each unit will be either one or two stories.

John Stapleton of Marathon Engineering met with the planning board Monday night to review updated information on handling stormwater and other details.

He said plans call for the first phase of the project to begin this summer. Eight buildings — 16 homes — are planned for the first phase.

Stapleton says the plan calls for keeping existing trees.

The plan calls for the existing house and about three acres to be divided from the rest of the property. The first phase — eight buildings —will be built in the area north of the existing house.

A private 24 ft. drive will be built to enter the property from Hamilton Street, and an 18 ft. wide loop will wind around the interior of the development. The drives will not be built to village specifications, so a homeowners association will be responsible for maintenance of the drive.

Before the Penn Yan Planning Board approved the plan, with two conditions, it was approved by the Yates County Planning Board last week.

The Penn Yan Planning Board had previously reviewed the project, and had outlined some concerns, including the need to complete a field survey and make specific determinations for stormwater handling.

The planning board attached two conditions to their approval of the site plan: The development’s sign must meet the village’s signage code and the homeowner’s association must be accepted by the village attorney.

The board also approved the subdivision of the 12 acre parcel into 23 lots for 11 structures.

Although the Penn Yan Planning Board did not review any other applications Monday night, the Yates County Planning Board reviewed several, including:

• BENTON: The board gave its advisory approval to a request from Klaus and Mary-Howell Martin and Joan Carpenter for a special use permit to operate a truck repair shop in a building at 124 PreEmption Road in the hamlet of Bellona.

• STARKEY: The board approved an application from Off Shore Marine to modify an existing variance to permit more boats on the property for repairs.

The previous variance limits the boats on the property to a maximum of five for sale.

It did not take into consideration the number of boats that would be on the property for repairs.