Ongoing Farmington Projects
TO: Farmington Town Board, Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees Report
FROM: Ron Brand, Director of Planning & Development - Ronald L. Brand
Dan Delpriore, Town Code Enforcement Officer - Daniel Delpriore
DATE: November 22, 2022
RE: Report to Town Public Works and Town Operations Committees for Town Board Meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
The following project status report is for this week’s Town Board Meeting and is for the period November 9, 2022, through November 21, 2022.
Town Board Resolutions (5)
- Resolution to close the public hearing upon the Farmington Market Center Incentive Rezoning Action.
- Resolution for SEQR Classification of Action, under the provisions of 6NYCRR, Part 617, article 8 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law, entitled “Adoption of a Local Law Repealing the existing Chapter 74 of the Code of the Town of Farmington and adopting a new Chapter 74 entitled The Administration and Enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and the State Energy Conservation Construction Code.”
- Resolution authorizing adoption of a Local Law repealing the existing Chapter 74 of the Code of the Town of Farmington and adoption a new Chapter 74 providing for the administration and enforcement of the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and the State Energy Conservation Construction Code.
- Resolution accepting the Town Planning Board’s Report and Recommendation for: rezoning of two parcels of land (Tax Map #29.00-2-13.100 and #29.00-2-14.000) containing approximately 145.8 acres of land from RS-25 Residential Suburban and LI Limited Industrial to IZ Incentive Zoning (Action); authorizing the Director of Planning & Development to draft a Local Law to authorize the Town Clerk to amend the Town’s Official Zoning Map; to prepare a referral and submit the necessary documentation to the Ontario County Planning Board for its review, report and recommendation, at its December 14, 2022 meeting, to the Town Board; and scheduling a public hearing upon this action known as Power Property Incentive Zoning Project.
- Resolution authorizing the Code Enforcement Officer to enter into a contract with InStream for document conversion services and content management system at a cost not to exceed $74,959.00
Town Projects Update
- Beaver Creek Park Project. Town Parks Department staff will be making additional drainage improvements around the park pavilion and completing the replacement of damaged trees by the contractor.
- Delaware River Solar (DRS) Project. Site work on this solar farm project continues and the construction of the solar panels is now approaching sixty-five percent (65%) completion. Installation of the underground electric cables is a little more than one-half complete. Winter stabilization for the disturbed areas of the site is now complete. The target date for powering the system is January 1, 2023.
- Town Line Road Capital Improvement Project. A short section of new water line, located on the east end of the project (near Route 332) has been installed, tested and certification to connect. All highway striping has been completed. There remains one other section of sidewalk to be completed next spring, which is to be located west of Stony Way and between Maplewood Drive. The delay allows the fill material related to the new water line that has been installed in this area to settle over the winter months.
- Brickyard Road Water Tank & Transmission. Bids for this capital project were opened and then were rejected by the Town of Canandaigua Town Board, on Monday, February 7, 2022, when the Board did not approve the 202-B funding authorization needed to move the project forward. In an email recently received from the Canandaigua Town Supervisor, the Canandaigua Town Board has agreed that this project is needed to support their recently completed “Up Town” future development plans.
- Monarch Manor Incentive Zoning Project, Section 2.
Site work continues within this new section, which includes extending public water and sewer service, installation of the continued street [Monarch Drive to Brimstone Drive, to the Canandaigua/Farmington Town Line Road], sidewalks, and streetlights. The stormwater facility for this project has been constructed on this site, accepted by the Town and the release of surety was authorized. Eventually, within Section 2, there will be a total of forty-eight (48) two-unit single-family structures.
- Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Section 8S.
Site improvements continue within this last section of the Auburn Meadows Project. This Section involves a total of 31 lots that are to be located along both sides of Ackerman Way, between the Marion Way and Jasper Drive intersections.
Site work involving the construction of sidewalks along Ackerman Way, and a sidewalk between Ackerman Way and the Auburn Trail continues. Also being provided as part of this project will be a split-rail fence along a portion of the redesigned stormwater facility and the Auburn Trail.
- Auburn Meadows Subdivision, Sections 7N and 8N. Sections 7N and 8N involve the construction of 55 single family dwelling lots located along both sides of Ivory Drive between the current stub in Section 6N at the intersection with Amber Drive connecting to the intersection of Amber Drive which is located in Section 3N to the west. In addition, as part of Section 7N a new pedestrian walkway has been installed between lots 545 and 546 on Amber Drive (Section 5) and lot 739 in Section 7N and lot 849 in Section 8N, located along the Ivory Drive extension. Additional sidewalk and pedestrian crosswalks have been installed at the intersection of Amber Drive and Ivory (in Section 3 North). Finally, there will be pedestrian sidewalks and stone dust trails constructed within portions of these two sections (7N & 8N) of Ivory Drive, connecting the new Ivory Drive sidewalks to the nearby Auburn Trail Project.
All single-family dwelling lots within Sections 7N and 8N have been sold.
- Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Section 2, Townhouse Project. There is a total of six (6) two-unit townhouse buildings under construction within this last section of the residential portion of the incentive zoning project. All of the units within this project have been sold.
- Redfield Grove Incentive Zoning, Commercial Project. The beauty salon, T.K.O. (Total Knock Out), is now open for business, while Zoe’s, the ice cream shop’s opening has been delayed awaiting shipment of the counter tops and installation. The site’s streetscape improvements (landscaping and a pedestrian bench) have been completed. Finally, the developer reports that a total of thirteen (13) streetlights have been installed along the east side of Commercial Drive and are operational.
- Redfern Drive Townhouse Project. Site work continues on the construction of twenty (20) townhouse dwelling units that will be located within four (4) buildings along Redfern Drive, between Running Brook Drive and Dalton Drive. Three (3) of the four (4) buildings are complete and portions of one of these buildings is now occupied.
- Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project.
All of the townhome dwelling units located within the Hathaway’s Corners Project are now either under construction or occupied. A section of Carmen’s Way has been constructed allowing for the construction of 88 apartment units that are to be located in the southeast portion of the overall site, near the intersection of Carmen’s Way and Savalla Boulevard.
The Marrano Homes model home/sales office located along the south side of County Road 41 continues to operate. A new model home/sales office will be constructed within the Phase 2 project scheduled to open next spring. Currently within the project site along Eddy Gate and Osburn Lane there are a total of nine (9) occupied dwelling units, four (4) units are under construction, with twenty-nine (29) single-family lots remaining for sale. Finally, within Phase 1 of the Project, a concrete sidewalk connection has been installed connecting Osburn Lane and the Auburn Trail.
Site work continues within the Villas portion of the project. This section will involve a total of eighty-eight (88) single-family dwellings that will be operating under a home-owners association where all site amenities (e.g., lawn mowing, landscaping, snow plowing, etc.) is being provided for those living within this portion of the Hathaway’s Corners project. Sidewalks have been installed, within the first phase of this project, along Caleb Court and the sidewalk connection between Caleb and the Auburn Trail has also been completed.
Final Subdivision Plat approval for Phase 2 of the single-family tract awaits the preparation of a letter of credit for site improvements to be accepted by the Town Board and filing with the Town Clerk. Then a pre-construction meeting will be held followed by a notice to proceed with site construction Site work will then commence and continue over the winter months. Building permits for dwelling units in this Phase 2 are expected to be issued in the spring of 2023. This is last phase of the residential portion of the Hathaway’s Corners Incentive Zoning Project and involves a total of 43 lots.
- RG&E Substation 127 Expansion Project. The existing substation, located at 961 Hook Road, continues site improvements as part of a three (3) phase expansion project which began in late 2019. Phase 3 includes the construction of an electric duct bank for cross-connection from the upper yard to the lower yard, the expansion of the lower yard. The site contractor (Ironwood) has completed site work and restoration. The recently approved amendments to the site drainage design is underway. The expected in-service date for Phase 3 is December 20, 2022.
- RG&E Substation #168 Site Improvements. Substation 168 is located along the south side of State Street, adjacent to the Village of Manchester. The assembly by Parklane of the control house is scheduled to be complete by the end of this month. Work inside the 115kV yard on the east side of the station, including pier foundation excavations has now started.
- Meyer’s Recreation Vehicle Sales & Service Project. The Town awaits receipt of the record site drawings and then closing out the letter of credit for this project.
- LeFrois Project, (GLN) State Route 96. Site earthwork and the installation of new water lines, sewer lines, stormwater and related storm water drainage improvements have been placed on pause by the contractor. A new section of Mercier Boulevard, a town road that starts at a new intersection with State Route 96 and extends into Phase 1A of the project, has also been placed on pause. This new highway will eventually provide a connection to the adjacent Farmington Market Center Project, the G&A Farmington Commons Plaza site and the current cul-de-sac located on adjacent property to the south.
Phase 1A site development provides for up to four (4) proposed commercial building sites to be located along the south side of State Route 96. Eventually, Mercier Boulevard will extend to the south and east connecting with the existing cul-de-sac on the adjacent Home Leasing property. Mercier Boulevard when completed will provide an alternative connection to the GLN Farmington Realty site, the Farmington Commons Plaza (located at the southwest corner of State Routes 96 & 332), the Farmington Market Plaza (where the Tops Super Market and Canandaigua National Bank are located) and the existing cul-de-sac on Mercier Boulevard located at the south end of the GLN Farmington Realty property.
- Union Crossing Development, Blackwood Industrial Park Distribution Center, Lot #R-2. The Town awaits the filing of a letter of credit with the Town Clerk’s Office, a pre-construction meeting will then be scheduled with the Town’s Project Review Committee. Once all parties have agreed-to the identified pre-construction issues then a notice to proceed with site work will be issued by the Town Code Enforcement Officer. The project involves the construction of two (2) warehouse buildings having a total of 416,000 square feet and related site improvements.
- Loomis Road Mini-warehouse Project – Site development has begun on this project which involves three (3) single-story mini-warehouse buildings having a total of 13,200 square feet in building area and related site improvements (e.g., landscaping, site lighting and storm water control measures).
- Auburn Junction Plaza Project (Phase 3A) and Amended Concept Plan – Site work on the construction of a single-story 19,900 square foot plaza building, located along the west side of State Route 332, south of Carmens Way and opposite Farmbrook Drive is now complete. The project (known as Phase 3A of the Auburn Junction Incentive Zoning Project) includes the construction of related on-site parking, additional sidewalks, site lighting, and landscaping. The building has been enclosed and interior work within the building continues. Phase 3B (a future phase) will involve the design and construction of two standalone commercial type buildings to be located on the two outparcels located in front of the Phase 3A building. The site’s contractor is LeFrois Builders and the building’s interior contractor is Genesee Construction Service, Inc.
20. Loomis Road Industrial Park Project – The Town Planning Board, at their meeting on September 7th, granted preliminary site plan approval with conditions for the construction of a new building upon Lot #4, construction of a stormwater detention facility, installation of site utilities, and a proposed new Town Road to be known as Jetman Drive. The applicant’s engineers are now preparing revised Preliminary Site Plan drawings for signing by Town Staff. These drawings must be submitted for signatures on or before March 6, 2023. Once preliminary drawings have been signed, then Final Site Plans may be submitted for review and approval by the Town Planning Board.
- Country Max Building Project – Site construction for the new 68,000 square foot warehouse and office building for Country Max is now on pause and will again continue early next year. A portion of this project will include the extension of the sidewalk along the north side of Collett Road, from the FedEx site to a new crosswalk that is to be installed across Collett Road near the driveway to Ultra Fab and then the sidewalk will continue along the south side of Collett Road east to the west side of Hook Road where it will end for the time being.
- Farmington Commons Plaza Project – Site construction continues upon the Reliant Federal Credit Union building and related site improvements located on Lot #R-2 of the G&A Development & Construction Corporation’s land. The site is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Routes 96 and 332. The credit union building is to be located north of and adjacent to the Burger King restaurant and south of the existing plaza building. Also, a part of this project includes the reconstruction of the westerly driveway entrance to the plaza from State Route 96 and construction of a new pedestrian sidewalk from along State Route 96 into the western end of the plaza.
Future development of the remaining 7.384-acre Farmington Common Plaza site envisions a 4,000 square-foot three-story medical office building and another commercial building with related site improvements. Other related site improvements include connecting this proposed lot to the adjacent GLN Farmington Realty Project and to the extension of Mercier Boulevard on that property.
- Farmington Market Center Project. The Town Board, on Tuesday, November 22nd, re-opened the public hearing on the proposed rezoning of three (3) parcels of land containing approximately 18.3 acres. The requested rezoning would allow for the phased buildout of the Farmington Market Center (FMC) site (which presently includes the Tops Market and the Farmington Branch Office of the Canandaigua National Bank). The Town Board, at their meeting on the 22nd, is expected to receive public comment on the Fisher Associates Traffic Study that has been prepared upon the Traffic Trip Generations associated with three (3) nearby sites (e.g., GLN Farmington Realty, G&A Farmington Commons Plaza, and the FMC site).
Once the land is rezoned, the incentive zoning process requires submission of a detailed set of drawings for the overall preliminary subdivision and site plan approvals for the project. Those drawings will be subject to a coordinated review with other involved agencies (SEQR compliance) and approval by the Town Planning Board. Once the preliminary overall subdivision and site plan drawings have been approved, then they are filed with the Town Clerk’s Office. The Town Clerk then authorizes the amendment to the Town’s Official Zoning Map for the three parcels of land. Final site plan applications may then be received for each of the proposed seven (7) commercial sites that are to be located within the three (3) subject parcels.
The first phase of the site’s proposed development includes connection to a new portion of Mercier Boulevard, the construction of a new branch bank for Canandaigua National Bank, the construction of a Tops Fueling Station, the construction of a Mavis Tire Store, installation of pedestrian sidewalks from the southeast corner of the intersection of State Route 96 and Mertensia Road, the construction of sidewalks from Mertensia Road into and connecting to the Tops Building, the re-design of the current entrance into the plaza from State Route 96, and the installation of the Main Street Corridor improvements [streetlights, benches, trash receptacles, landscaping, etc.,] across the entire frontage of the plaza site.
- Gerstner Medical Building. The project involves the construction of a 7,500 square foot two-story medical equipment office and sales building with associated site improvements located along the east side of Quentonshire Drive, south of County Road 41. A letter of credit still needs to be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office and then a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled.
- No Standing Signs, State Route 332. The Town has been informed, by the New York State Department of Transportation, that a No Standing Zone will be placed along both sides of State Route 332, starting at a location 1,000 feet north of the Route 96 intersection to a point located 1,260 feet south of the intersection. The No Standing signs are deemed necessary to eliminate ingress and egress sight restrictions being experienced by motorists which are being caused by the parking of large tractor trailer vehicles along the shoulders of State Route 332 in this area. The order for the restriction zone has been filed with the Secretary of State. No Standing signs have been placed on order and will be installed by State DOT forces as work schedules allow.
- TOMRA NY RECYCLING PROJECT. Site work involving the expansion of the recycling operations at their facility located at 5923 Loomis Road is now complete. In addition, the Town Board has approved the abandonment of the existing Tomra Trail, a dead-end street. This former Town road will be used as a driveway for the TOMRA NY Recycling Project.
- FEDERAL HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM (TAP) GRANT AWARD. The Town continues to administer this grant’s paper work and has recently completed amendments to Sidewalk Easement documents which have been sent out to the involved property owners. Following the return of these easements, the Town Board will take action to accept and then direct the filing in the County Clerk’s Office. In the meantime, survey work has begun upon each of the sections identified for the construction of sidewalks, trail connections to the Auburn Trail and marking of additional bike lanes. The project anticipates the construction of approximately 17,000 lineal feet of five-foot-wide concrete sidewalks, construction of a pedestrian/bicycle bridge crossing of Beaver Creek. Construction on this project is anticipated to be scheduled to start next year and, be complete in 2024.
- Electric Car Corner Project. The Planning Board awaits submission of revised preliminary site plan drawings for this project. The preliminary site plan is for Lot #A and a small portion of Lot #B (two of the former Create-A-Scape parcels) and involves the sales, leasing, repair and maintenance of electric vehicles (including hybrid vehicles); and the operation of up to eight (8) level 3 electric vehicle charging stations for the public’s use.
Two special use permits have been granted by the Planning Board which allow for the sales and leasing of new and used vehicles and the repair and maintenance of new and used vehicles sold or leased from the dealership and the electric vehicle charging stations. Once these preliminary site plan drawings have been signed, then the applicant may submit final drawings for review and approval by the Planning Board at a future meeting.
- Farmbrook Re-subdivision Section 7A. The Planning Board, at their December 7, 2022 meeting will be acting upon a request for a 90-day extension to provide time to submit the revised preliminary re-subdivision plat drawings. Once signed, the Planning Board will entertain an application for Final Re-subdivision plat approval for Section 7A. Section 7A will contain a total of 48 lots located in the southeast portion of the project site.
- Hunt’s Park Flex Buildings Project. This project, now to be known as Western New York Commercial Warehouse Project, involves land located along the south side of Loomis Road, between State Route 332 and Plastermill Road, and is identified by the applicant as Hunt’s Park Flex Building Project. The Town Board following a public hearing upon the rezoning of this site from GB General Business to GI General Industrial at their meeting on Tuesday, September 27th, approved the rezoning of this land. The applicant is now preparing preliminary site plan drawings for submission to the Town Planning Board and the Ontario County Planning Board. No date has been scheduled for this presentation to the town.
- A Safe Place Storage, Phase 2. Site work is well underway along with the pouring of a building pad for a climate-controlled storage building to be located at the southeast corner of Collett Road and Commercial Drive. In addition to the climate-controlled building there will be other mini-warehouse storage buildings and an outdoor storage area on this site. Finally, in the Spring 2023, Commercial Drive will be extended south to the property line.
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