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Wayne Post
  • Tim Hortons coming to Macedon

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  • MACEDON — If all goes as planned, folks will soon have another spot to pick up coffee and a bite to eat.
    On the heels of welcoming Tractor Supply Company comes news that Tim Hortons and a 183-unit residential development will be coming to Macedon.
    Developer Canal Properties I, LLC has received corporate approval to build a Tim Hortons in the growing southwestern section of town. The new restaurant will be on the northeast corner in front of Walmart at the traffic light on Route 31. Town Engineer and Code Enforcement Officer Scott Allen said he is still waiting on an official application for the new restaurant, but the developer assured him he’d have that within the next month.
    Tim Hortons was founded in Canada in 1964 serving coffee and donuts. The company is most notable for their original creations of the apple fritter and dutchie donuts, which remain at the top of donut favorites today. According to the company’s website, the chain's biggest drawing card remains its Tim Hortons coffee. In 1995, Tim Hortons merged with Wendy’s International, Inc., giving new focus and impetus to the expansion of the Tim Hortons concept in the United States.
    Tim Hortons other Wayne County location is in Newark. It also has franchises in Canandaigua (two) and Victor and all over Monroe County.
    Just last month, Macedon announced Tractor Supply would be leasing a portion of the former Spinners building at 280 Route 31 from Canal Properties I, which is purchasing the building and property. The 5-acre lot is to be split into two 2 1/2-acre lots, with plans to lease the other of the property out to another business in the future. The new Tractor Supply Company store will be 30,000 square feet, one of the company’s larger stores.
    The town is also working with Four Points Land Development, LLC to bring a 183-unit residential development to a 46.39-acre site at Wayneport Road and Carlson Lane, behind Spinners. The developer is proposing the construction of 21 single-family homes, 72 ranch-style townhouses, a 90-bed assisted living residence and medical offices in a one- or two-building configuration.
    According to plans submitted to the town by the developer, the 21 single-family homes on smaller lots would cover 13 acres in the southeast portion of the site and would be marketed to young professionals, retirees and empty nesters. The 72 townhouses will target the senior market and sit on the western portion of the property. The assisted living residence will be a three-story building on the lot, and the medical offices will total about 24,000 square feet in a separate building or buildings.
    Another 17.2 acres will remain undeveloped with possible improvements that may include walking trails and open-space areas.
    Studies done by the developer show little change in the town’s population; however, in the next five years, residents over the age of 65 will increase y 12.6 percent.
    Page 2 of 2 - “Local demographics show an existing demand for senior housing,” the developer stated in the proposal.
    The proposal is slated to go before the public in a hearing on Thursday, Sept. 12 during the regular Town Board meeting. Allen said if approved by the board, the proposal will then go to the Planning Board, at which time details on plans and phased construction would be provided. Approvals are expected to take through the end of the year, Allen said.
     
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