Cortlandville Planners Approve New Pool Store, Put Gutchess Rezoning Request on Hold
The Cortlandville Town Planning Board has granted final approvals to a new Pool and Spa store on Route 13, but the board has postponed action on a request by a local lumber company to rezone multiple properties in the town.
Local wood processing company Gutchess Lumber is looking to rezone over 54 acres of land that the company owns along Route 281, McLean, and Stupke Roads. The lands border several residential properties in that area and would be rezoned to an industrial use.
Last week the County Planning Board tabled a review of the propsed zone changes and asked the company for a site development plan to outline what the Gutchess wants to do with the property once it's rezoned.
Now the town planning board has postponed action on the zone change to give the company time to repsond to the request for information.
The company sent a letter to the town back in January asking that the property classifications be changed to accommodate future business growth. The letter says the company has exceeded its current space and would like to utilize the additional property, the letter does not say specifically what the companies plans are.
Town Planning Chair Kathy Wickwire says she is concerned about the parcels Guthchess owns along McLean Road, Wickwire says while Gutchess is a considerate neighbor the board has to consider the impact of other industrial uses that may come in the future.
The board did give Cannon Pool store owner Cliff Malzman final approval to build a new store on Route 13 near the HEP Building supply store.
Malzman is building a new 3200 sqaure foot pool and spa supply store with an in-ground pool display out front. Malzman is relocating from his current store near Kinney Gulf Road because his building is to be torn down as part of the planned expansion of Route 281.
Malzman 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.