Medina Planning Board backs pizzeria plan, certificates of appropriateness for three Main Street projects

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 October 2017 at 7:18 am

Developer of hotel needs to provide more information for Maple Ridge project

MEDINA – The Village of Medina Planning Board on Tuesday approved the site plan for a pizzeria at the former K & K Food Mart, a building on Maple Ridge Road that has been vacant for several years.

James Bitsas and Marc Massaro will work together in operating a pizzeria at 11360 Maple Ridge Rd. Cusimano’s Pizzeria will be in an existing 3,300-square-foot building.

While that project was given the final OK on Tuesday, the board said more information is needed on a proposed 3-story hotel would be 10,557 square feet on Maple Ridge Road.

BriMark Builders is proposing a new 58-room hotel at 11591 Maple Ridge Rd., in the Medina Business Park. The new Cobblestone Inn and Suites hotel would be next to Pride Pak and almost across the street from Genesee Community College.

Cobblestone Inn and Suites has built about 80 hotels with most of them in small towns, typically working with investors in the host community. An investor from Pennsylvania is leading the effort in Medina. This is Cobblestone’s first project in New York.

Planning Board Chairman Chris Busch said the board is pleased with the project, but there are some additional reviews and information needed. The Medina Tree Board will review the tree planting scheme and the Medina Fire Department will review the plan for rear fire access.

BriMark also needs to provide further clarification and documentation for the project, which will be reviewed by Bergmann Associates in Rochester.

The project includes 65 parking spots, an access drive, outdoor patio, sidewalks, dumpster enclosure, and an optional future gravel truck parking area. Stormwater will be collected and diverted through a dry swale network to a proposed wet pond at the northeast of the site.

The Planning Board on Tuesday also approved three certificates of appropriateness including the front façade colors for Gypsy’s, a new coffee and dessert bar at 435 Main St.; the front façade colors for Zambistro, a restaurant at 408 Main St.; and the rear façade materials for a lily and a sparrow, a women’s clothing store at 438 Main St.

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