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A citizen advisory committee for the development moratorium of the Shadow Pines/Shadow Lake properties

In early 2016, Shadow Pines/Shadow Lake were placed on the market for sale as continued golfing operations or as currently zoned, half-acre residential development.

Golf_Community_Advisory_Committee.pngOn March 23, 2016 the Town Board adopted a moratorium on development of both properties to allow for time to study potential land uses and associated impacts on town infrastructure.

On April 6, following an open call for volunteers, the Penfield Town Board named a citizen advisory committee to identify and review all land use options for the Shadow Lake/Shadow Pines properties.

The advisory committee will report back to the Penfield Town Board with findings on possible land uses, opportunities and constraints, zoning, and how potential land uses might be supported, implemented, and funded.

The 23-person committee is made up of a cross-section of Penfield residents and representatives from the school district and the town’s historic preservation and conservation boards. Representatives from the New York State and Monroe County departments of transportation and other subject matter experts will support the group as needed.

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Moratorium Extension

On March 22, 2017 the Penfield Town Board adopted Local Law No. 1 of 2017, known as “A Local Law Extending the Moratorium and Prohibition Within the Town of Penfield of Public Golf Course Redevelopment.”  The action taken by the board extended the moratorium period to March 31, 2018 (approximately one (1) year).  A copy of the Town Board’s resolution (17T-081) can be viewed by selecting the on the Documents link on this page.

Public information meeting on The Shadows moratorium 6/22/2016

The Penfield community was invited to attend a public information meeting on ‘The Shadows’ golf course moratorium and future land use on Wednesday, June 22 at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall, 3100 Atlantic Avenue.

The purpose of the meeting was to share information on the moratorium, provide an update from the moratorium committee, and receive input from Penfield residents regarding ideas for future land use for ‘The Shadows’ properties (Shadow Lake and Shadow Pines). No actions will be taken at this meeting.

Supervisor Tony LaFountain will moderated the meeting, town staff provided background information, and a moratorium committee representative provided an overview of committee work to date. The public was then be invited to speak and contribute ideas and comments.

Public comments regarding this information meeting were accepted through June 30, 2016, and were then to be provided to the moratorium committee for future meetings.

Please contact the Planning Department at 585-340-8640 for further information.

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