Consultant: Campers inquiring about potential 364-site development on Perry Road in the Town of Pavilion
Interest in a proposed campground on Perry Road in the Town of Pavilion is high, according to the consultant working with a LeRoyan looking to develop 20 to 30 acres of a 94-acre parcel.
“We have about 60 people who have signed letters of intent to rent campsites already,” said David Ciurzynski of Ciurzynski Consulting LLC, of Attica.
Ciurzynski represented Jesse Coots of Le Roy at Thursday night’s Genesee County Planning Board meeting via Zoom videoconferencing.
Planners recommended approval of a special use permit for the 346-site campground and recreation area at 10156 Perry Road, but included stipulations involving mitigation of adverse impact upon wetlands there and obtaining a stormwater pollution prevention permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Developers are addressing those issues, Ciurzynski said.
“We’re really excited about this project. We’ve completed the engineering study and wetland delineation, which has been submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers and the DEC,” he said. “Once we get the special use permit, we’ll get into full engineering and be able to complete the stormwater pollution prevention and other elements of the project.”
Ciurzynski said the plan is to start with 100 sites and build out the remainder after campers begin to populate the campground.
Planners asked about water and sewage capabilities, with Ciurzynski stating that the size of the project prohibits holding tanks.
“We’re going to have to do a septic system, with a full leach bed and everything,” he said.
Planning Director Felipe Oltramari responded by stating he hopes the owners have “good luck in finding water” when drilling wells.
Ciurzynski said the preferred option is to put the first 100 sites up against the road to minimize the number of wells required since the Town of Pavilion also has embarked upon its water district project.
“In talking with the supervisor (Rob LaPoint), he would like to get this water district along Perry Road going as well, so we’re hoping our project helps leapfrog that into place so we can use the water from the Pavilion water district instead of having to drill multiple wells,” he said.
Currently, the 94-acre parcel consists of woodland and farm fields, and is zoned Agricultural-Residential.
In other action, planners recommended approval of several other referrals, including:
- An area variance to change the parking space size for a proposed Rochester Regional Health medical building on Oak Orchard Road in the Town of Batavia;
- A special use permit for a covered outdoor dining space at the Red Osier Landmark Restaurant in Stafford;
- A change in zoning to Commercial for a parcel at 211 E. Main Street to facilitate the development of the GLOW YMCA/United Memorial Medical Center Healthy Living Campus;
- A site plan for a new liquor store at 9 E. Main St., Corfu;
- A special use permit, with modification, for a 5-megawatt solar system on Oak Orchard Road, south of the Village of Elba;
- A special use permit for a hair salon at 1 Farnsworth Ave., Oakfield, on an appointment-only basis.