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New Life Planned For Former R. Homer Carpets


A “one of a kind” sports training facility looks to open in Cortlandville at the former R. Homer Carpets on Route 13. During the Town of Cortlandville Planning Board meeting last night applicant, Joe Brown, head baseball coach at SUNY Cortland, presented plans to convert the former flooring store into a facility that would provide professional instruction in both baseball and softball.

The location in Cortlandville, which will be called “Game Knows” will bring convenience to athletes in the area, who are currently having to drive to Syracuse or Binghamton for training. The facility will be staffed by coaches in the Cortland area.

Work on the property would be minimal, property owner David McNeil gave details to the board on what work would consist of. There would be no structural changes to the building, aside from adding netting inside the training areas. For the exterior, the building would have new paint work, exterior lighting, and parking lot restriping.

Board members Ann Hotchkin and Nasrin Parvizi asked if some landscaping could be done in the small greenspace in where the sign would be located. Mr. McNeil agreed and said that can happen.

Without further discussion, the board voted unanimously to approve the site plan for the business. Brown says he hopes to have the facility up and running in the beginning of November.

*Feature Image via Google*

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