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- Public Info meeting Nov 13 to gather Shadow Pines land use ideas

The Town of Penfield’s Shadow Pines Land Use Advisory Committee will host a Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 PM in the town hall auditorium to solicit resident ideas for future land uses for the former Shadow Pines Golf Club property now owned by the Town of Penfield. 

The purpose of the meeting is to give Penfield residents an opportunity to speak before the committee to present ideas and suggestions for land uses of the 212-acre property. The committee will collect and consider all suggestions as it prepares its land use recommendations in a final report to the Penfield Town Board by the end of the first quarter of 2019. No decisions will be made at this meeting.

Town staff will provide a brief overview of terms of the purchase, land characteristics, and permitted uses. Maps of the property and other resources will be available for review before and during the meeting. The public will be invited to speak following this presentation.

Residents who wish to submit ideas but cannot attend the meeting may submit written comments online at any time at or by mail to Town of Penfield, Planning Department, 3100 Atlantic Avenue, 14526.

“It is important to get all potential thoughts and ideas for the use of this property on the table to best serve all Penfield residents, not just small groups with a single focus,” said Supervisor Tony LaFountain. “Planning multiple uses throughout the property will provide individuals and families with the broadest use of this land for generations to come.” 

Future uses of the six-acre parcel that includes the Clark House and grounds are being reviewed separately by the town board and are not included in the scope of the Shadow Pines Land Use Advisory Committee.

The Town of Penfield purchased the former Shadow Pines Golf Course, Clark House, and other site structures on April 27, 2018 following a February 27, 2018 public referendum in which residents voted four to one in favor of the town’s acquisition of the 212-acre property. On July 18, 2018, the town board passed a resolution forming the Shadow Pines Land Use Advisory Committee. The committee is charged with presenting a written report to the town board with recommendations for future land uses that best serve the greater Penfield community.

Residents are encouraged to review background information and details in advance of the meeting at The Shadows project page at For more information please call the Planning Department at 340-8640.

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