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Canandaigua lakefront hotel hearing set for Thursday

Posted at: 02/07/2013 9:44 AM

Residents will have the chance to voice their opinion regarding a Canandaigua lakefront hotel project that has been in development since the 1980s.

A public hearing will be held February 7 at 7 p.m., before a City Council meeting — about changes made to the project’s environmental review that was approved in 2010. Changes from the original site plan include making the facility five floors instead of six, reducing the size of the conference space, and increasing the number of rooms from 138 to 176.

Rick Brown, the city’s director of development and planning, said it is unlikely the changes will affect the environmental impact of the project. Council will not vote on the changes Thursday.

Additionally, the proposed amendments to the plan call for the demolition of the Steamboat Landing at 205 Lakeshore Drive. Since the city holds the mortgage on the property, owner David Genecco needs council approval to demolish the building. Council will vote on a resolution to approve the demolition during Thursday’s meeting.

The resolution is expected to pass.

— Additionally, city officials will vote Thursday on a resolution to grant permission for Genecco to take out a second mortgage on the Canandaigua Lady. This is expected to pass as well.

— There will also be a resolution to formally appoint David Forrest as the city manager. Forrest’s first day on the job will be March 8, following the retirement of current manager Kay James.

Courtesy www.MPNNow.com