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Takeform expansion approved in Medina

Courtesy of Village Planning Board: This shows how an addition to Takeform will look on the back of the current manufacturing site.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 September 2017 at 10:21 am

New pizzeria also proposed for former K & K Food Mart in Medina

MEDINA – The Village of Medina Planning Board gave its final OK to a 15,500-square-foot expansion for Takeform Architectural Graphics at 11601 Maple Ridge Rd.

The company is expanding its Maple Ridge Road manufacturing site. During a public hearing for the project, there was no opposition. Jim Whipple, chief executive officer for the Orleans Economic Development Agency, said the agency supports the project and the type of development sought for the Medina Business Park.

“We are fully supportive of Takeform’s project,” Whipple said.

Takeform moved to the former Trek building in Medina as part of an expansion about four years ago at 11601 Maple Ridge Rd. The company continues to grow and is looking to add 50 jobs over the next three years, village officials said.

Takeform specializes in signage design and architectural graphics, including wayfinding design and interior & exterior signage for healthcare, offices, educational institutions and other customers.

As part of the new expansion, Takeform will add 40 parking spaces. It will also plant 10 trees.

• Planners on Tuesday also accepted the site plan application for a pizzeria at 11360 Maple Ridge Rd., the former K & K Food Mart and gas station.

Marc Massaro and James Bitsas are working to establish Cusimano’s Pizzeria at the site, which is owned by Reid Petroleum at the intersection of West Avenue Extension.

Massaro and Bitsas are proposing to add an awning to the building that has been vacant for several years.

The project goes to the Orleans County Planning Board for review and is back to the Village Planning Board on Oct. 3, which includes a public hearing at 7:05 p.m. at City Hall.

• The Planning Board also approved a certificate of appropriateness for a vinyl window sign for Donna and Clark Bryant’s business, the Goddess Muse, on Main Street. The business will be an alternative healing boutique with gifts.

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