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Pride Pak site plan goes before county next week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 October 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – The site plan for a new 62,000-square-foot vegetable processing plant will go before the Orleans County Planning Board next Thursday.

The board meets at 7 p.m. in Conference Room C of the County Administration Building at 14016 Route 31 West.

Pride Pak would like to break ground on the project next month and have the building done by April so equipment could be moved in. The company would like to start processing and packaging vegetables from the site in June with 85 to 100 employees.

The company’s site plan also includes 114 parking spaces. The village code for the Maple Ridge Corridor calls for 5 spaces per 1,000 square feet for a building, which would be 310 spaces for a 62,000-square-foot building. Or, if the code for light industrial is applied, there should be 2 spaces per 1,000 square feet or 124 for Pride Pak.

The company will be seeking a variance for its parking for the property at 11531 Maple Ridge Rd., which is in the Light Industrial and Maple Ridge Overlay District.

The site plan also needs a final vote of approval from the Medina Village Planning Board, which meets 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 at City Hall.

Orleans County Planning Board members will look at other referrals, including:

A site plan review and special use permit for a dog kennel on West Shelby Road near Dunlap Road on vacant lot in a Residential/Agricultural District.

Request for area variance in the Town of Albion and site plan review and special use permit for agricultural employee dwelling units at 13646 West County House Rd., which is in a Residential/Agricultural District.

A request from Gaines for various updates to the town’s comprehensive plan.

A request from the Village of Holley to amend zoning text to allow directional signage in the Light Industrial District.