December 18, 2010

Planning Board to vote on Poet's Landing Tuesday

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that the Village of Dryden Planning Board will vote on a 144-unit housing development along Route 38 this Tuesday:

Mayor Randy Sterling said site approval and the New York State Environmental Quality Review are complete. He said the development, called "Poet's Landing" by its developer, Rochester-based Conifer Realty, will be subsidized to allow for affordable housing for low-income families.

"I think it's a positive for the community, good for Dryden, especially down the road because we'll need more affordable low-income housing in the future," Sterling said.

The project consists of 72 apartment units in nine buildings, a community center and a separate housing building for seniors that contains 72 living units. The project will have private water and sewer that will connect to village mains.

It sounds from the rest of the article that the Village's two main concerns are safety on Route 38, which the New York State Department of Transportation controls, and drainage, as the northwestern edge of the Village is very wet.

(And if you're wondering why the Town's code enforcement officer is quoted in an article about the Village of Dryden, it's because the Village of Dryden contracts for code enforcement with the Town of Dryden.)

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