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Wayne Post
  • Macedon project moves ahead

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  • MACEDON — A mixed-use project in a southwestern section of town is moving ahead after getting an approval from the Town Board.
    Four Points Land Development, LLC got conditional rezoning for a Totally Planned Development for its 47-acre tract on Wayneport Road and Route 31. Four Points spokesman Andrew Iwasykiw said the development will have 24 single-family homes, 69 townhouses, a clubhouse, a 24,000-square-foot medical facility and a three-story, 90-bed assisted-living center.
    Iwasykiw said the entrance to the tract would now be off Carlson Road, not Wayneport. He was told by the board that if his company fails to get final plan approval, the zoning will return to its current state. Board members David Maul and Sandy Pagano thanked Iwasykiw for listening and acting on residents’ comments at the Sep. 12 public hearing.
    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.
    Still, some residents have some concerns, including the volume of traffic and speeds.
    “There will be lots of traffic on Wayneport,” said resident Jim Byron.
    Hammond responded that the speed limit had been lowered once already. Highway Superintendent Dick Roets told the board it could “get ahead of that (reducing the speed limit) by request to the county.”
    Hammond referred to a speed study that was done in that area: “People are doing about the speed limit, I think.”
    Police Chief John Colella said his department had indeed done a study before the Sep. 12 hearing, noting a “very minimal peak speed, only two miles per hour over the speed limit.” He added that the study had given police a chart of traffic times and speeds, “so we can target enforcement.”
    Bryon cautioned that drivers in the area would have to be especially careful when construction starts and big trucks use the road.
    Approvals for the entire project are expected to take through the end of the year.

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