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Medina dentist plans new building on 31E

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 June 2014 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – A dentist is proposing to build a new 3,325-square-foot building at 11065 West Center St.

Dr. Peter Igoe currently works out of 511 West Ave. He is proposing to build a new office with a studio and five examination rooms on the north side of Route 31E. Salt Works Road is the closest intersection.

The Orleans County Planning Board on Thursday voted to support the project, which needs final approval from the Town of Ridgeway.

The site is located in a Light Industrial District. Planners said the project fits in with the character of the neighborhood, a mix of residential and commercial uses.

In other referrals, the County Planning Board:

• Recommended the Village of Albion support amended regulations for signs in the Residential/Commercial District. The amendments would allow monument signs to stand a maximum of 5 feet high, with a maximum of 32 square feet or 16 square feet per side if it’s a two-sided sign. The signs also must be a minimum of 15 feet from the curb.

Planners said the amendments are more restrictive than existing regulations for General Commercial, Light Industrial and some other districts. That makes sense, planners said, because the R-C District needs to strike more of a balance between residential and commercial uses.

• Recommended the Town of Kendall reclassify four adjoining parcels at 1750 Kendall Rd. from Residential/Agricultural and General Business to Light Industrial.

The parcels are part of the former Ho-Jack railroad right-of-way on the northern edge of the Kendall hamlet.

The land is owned by the same owner, Michael Crupi, and comprises 14.7 acres. The land runs from Kendall Road to Center Road, about 5,200 feet. The rezoning would help facilitate a woodworking operation, county planners said.