A proposal to build a 90 unit hotel in Pittsford's Schoen Place has been withdrawn by developer Wilmorite. The plan was to build a hotel, restaurant, retail and office space on four acres owned by the Powers Family of the popular Powers Farm Market.

A proposal to build a 90 unit hotel in Pittsford’s Schoen Place has been withdrawn by developer Wilmorite.

The plan was to build a hotel, restaurant, retail and office space on four acres owned by the Powers Family of the popular Powers Farm Market.

The attorney representing Wilmorite said that he has been informed it could take years to get the federal, state and local approvals needed to move this project forward.

"The village just kept putting up road blocks, said Alan Knauf, Wilmorite’s attorney. “It didn't make sense for the developer to keep putting in the investment to keep this project going when they're going to change the rules and the outcome is very uncertain."

On its website, the Village of Pittsford explained that this is a complex development that will require federal, state and local approval. The Pittsford Village Board approved a moratorium on all development for 12 possibly, 18 months should the board exercise its option to extend the moratorium.

News10NBC reached out to Pittsford Village Mayor Robert Corby. We’re still waiting to hear from him.

This comes as unwelcome news to Pittsford neighbors like Nicole McLean, the owner of a popular wine bar in Schoen Place called Via Girasole.

“It's actually is a disappointment,” she said. “I think that it would have been a great benefit and asset to us here in Schoen Place to bring more foot traffic, more tourist traffic as well.”

“It would have been a great add more traffic and bring people into the downtown Pittsford. I think that would have been great for the businesses in the area,” said Tara Shedlosky, who lives in the village.