Help Us Save Schoen Place
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A major development is proposed for Schoen Place that will change it forever. This mixed-use development would consist of three large buildings that will house a hotel/spa/restaurant and retail/office buildings. The current barns would be destroyed to make way for these buildings that will overwhelm the unique nature of Schoen Place, and worse, create unimaginable traffic nightmares.
Why is it important to stop this development?
The village of Pittsford is one of the most pristine and original villages in New York State (NYS) and we need to protect it for all of us and for our children's future. It is currently the only canal community in NYS where old mill warehouse type buildings remain. This development threatens to destroy those buildings. It will also create traffic nightmares for an already congested area, and essentially turn our beautiful village into something we will not recognize. The proposed development of 4.2 acres, almost half the total area of Schoen Place, would split this stretch of canal side charm into two halves. This will not only take away from the distinct appeal of Schoen Place but also change it aesthetically into something very uniform and commercial.
This petition calls for a stop to the proposed development that will change what we know as Schoen Place forever and create major traffic congestion. In order to maintain the integrity of our unique village we need to preserve the existing barns and buildings along the road. Their footprints and eclectic assemblage should remain; these buildings could be reconstructed from the ground up but not lost in form. We are asking for your help to SAVE SCHOEN PLACE!
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