Saturday, February 25, 2012

Planning Board Approves B&S For Long Pond Location

  
Wed. night, the Town of Greece Planning Board gave final approval for the site plans for the Bryant & Stratton campus to be located on Long Pond Rd.

According to the Greece Post: "The plans for the 17.7-acre site also include a 17,000 square foot retail/service building and an 11,000 square foot retail/office/service building. Site developers 846 LPR, LLC said a child care center may fill the latter space."

SCATS ~~ What sort of retail space??
  

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

b&s was the stalking horse for the devleoper. Once approved the rest of the development would fall into place. That was obvious

Anonymous said...

That parcel was changed from residential to the present zoning in 2011. That was the time to protest the change. Once it was changed they could have put Wegmans there. There is a picture in the story to show the retail space design. It is to be retail, service and business. That means there will be businesses there that can sell items or fix items or maybe an insurance company. They will lease the space.

Is the whole 17 acres receiving the COMIDA tax abatement? So the jobs there will be the staff and teachers at the school and the employees of the retail spaces. And hopefully after the students take courses there they will be qualified to get better jobs. So what is wrong with this besides the neighbors having to see the building? They obviously preferred the empty lot with the sign in front that said "special meeting" with a date and what the change from residential to commercial would be. We all have to be on the lookout for these.

And don't feel too bad. That space was prime commercial. They would never have denied the request even if neighbors came out to protest at that point.

SCATS said...

To 12:57PM ~~ A stalking horse?? What the heck is that?

To 1:22PM ~~ Yup, the neighbors were asleep at the helm & ignored the hearing to change the zoning. That was a HUGE mistake.

Anonymous said...

Suggestion to Nothnagle reality: set up a satellite office across the street from the English deli. I think the real estate market will be booming in the area from the next few years

Anonymous said...

A stalking horse - you know - like Mr. Ed.

Anonymous said...

one defintion of a stalking horse is someone who tests the waters for someone else.

as in

A stalking horse is a person who tests a concept with someone or mounts a challenge against them on behalf of an anonymous third party. If the idea proves viable and/or popular, the anonymous figure can then declare their interest and advance the concept with little risk of failure. If the concept fails, the anonymous party will not be tainted by association and can either drop the idea completely or bide their time and wait until a better moment for launching an attack

SCATS said...

To 4PM ~~ Thank you. I've never heard that phrase before.

Anonymous said...

The developer and owner came to the planning board with the plan of the school and the retail spaces and an eating place at the same time. They withdrew the idea of the restaurant right away. That was the plan all along for the 17 acres. I don't see the "stalking" about that. Look it up on the town website and the minutes of the planning board. They divulged the entire plan right away. It was not here's the school now stick in the stores. It seems like a very well thought out and open to the public plan. Once the neighbors awoke and heard people from other areas might be coming on busses is when the furor started. The neighbors don't seem to have a problem with the stores and didn't say they had a problem with the restaurant. Just the school. And how it would look and sound and "smell". We can only imagine what they meant. But no stalking by the developer.

Do you have other information that shows they presented the school first and then slipped in the retail? Please let us know which planning board meeting in the initial stages only presented a school.

SCATS said...

To 4:37PM ~~ Your words ring true. I'd only add the neighbors didn't want "to see them eating lunch on the lawn" either.

SCATS said...

To 2:01PM ~~ I just realized you wrote "Nothnagle reality" lol

Anonymous said...

I think it was just good prep work for a "compromise". Ask for everything including the one or two things you really want. If it passes , it's a bonus. If is fails, then you can appear magnanimous and drop some of the things you don't really want so you can have the thing you wanted originally.
A win-win: you get what you wanted and the town powers can appear strong and demanding and watching out for you, the electorate in their town.