Cortlandville Planners Review Three Projects in the Route 281/13 Corridor
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Cortlandville Planners Review Three Projects in the Route 281/13 Corridor
The Cortlandville Town Planning Board got its first look last night at a few planned commercial development projects that are looking to break ground in the months ahead.

The owners of the Cannon Pool store located on Route 281 near Kinney Gulf Road are looking to build a new store on Route 13 near the HEP Building supply store.
Cannon Pool owner Cliff Malzman appeared before the planning board last night to discuss his initial proposal. Malzman says after several years of delays the State Department of Transportation has informed him that it plans to tear down his existing store to make room for a widened Route 281. Malzman's store which used to be a donut shop sits close to Otter Creek and the D-O-T is expanding the bridge that carries traffic over the creek.
Malzman has purchased a vacant lot along Route 13 South and wants to build and move there, he plans to be open in his current location this summer and move into the new location for summer 2015. Malzman has five stores in upstate New York and will model his building after his Auburn store, it will feature an inground display pool out front with fencing and landscaping. Malzman must still submit a more formal site plan.
A Rochester based development company has expressed interest in redeveloping the site of the former Golden Skillet restaurant next to the Cortlandville Crossing Shopping Plaza.
Morgan Management is looking to build a 5 to 6 thousand square foot building on the less than 1 acre site. The initial plan is to divide the building up for three small retail stores or restaurants. 
The developer is looking to connect the property with an access road to the nearby Walmart plaza which could reduce some traffic on Route 13. The project includes 39 parking spaces, and would require variances because as proposed the development does not meet the towns green space requirements. Ray Trotta with Morgan Management said the goal was determine the projects viability, he planned to speak further with Town Zoning officer Bruce Webber before submitting formal plans.
Finally Planners gave preliminary approvals to Gutchess Lumber to convert the former Friendly's restaurant on the corner of Route 281 and McLean Rd. into a new sales office.
Company owner Gary Gutchess purchased the 2400 square foot building and is looking to gut the building and add on to the south and west side of property.
Gutchess plans to move his sales offices into the building, he is removing some of the parking lot to accommodate the additions and more green space.
The project is estimated at $500 to $600 thousand dollars, which will require an aquifer protection permit from the Town Board.
Planners moved the project to the County Planning Board for review, the final approval should be issued in February or March.
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