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Development In LansingLansing Planning Consultant Michael Long presented a years-end summary Wednesday that shows nearly 200 new housing units in the works, including single family homes, duplexes and town houses.  Long told the Town Board that the Planning Board has processed 20 new and ongoing residential and business projects, most spread around the south portion of the Town, including a preliminary plan for a Dollar General store not far from the Lansing Post Office.

"We had a few smaller projects, Village Solars and Village Circle that are PDA revisions," Long said.  "Advanced Design submitted a site plan for a 3,000 square foot addition.  Global Phoenix submitted a new parking lot.  There are a lot of smaller subdivisions and things of that nature."

The Dollar General project is proposed for a lot on Cayuga Vista Drive near East Shore Drive (Route 34).  If completed, a 9,100 square foot building will house the store.  Long noted that a formal application and various reviews and approvals will be needed before the project can go forward.

Retail Sketch PlanA prelimiary sketch plan for a 9,100 square foot retail store was approved

Another large business project currently under construction is a 3,000 square foot addition to the Advanced Design Consulting (ADC) building on Ridge Road.  The company crafts parts for high-tech devices in its Lansing headquarters, recently playing a part in the development of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER).

The Planning Board approved a final plat for a new 28 lot subdivision at Whispering Pines, off of Hillcrest Road, as well as a preliminary platt for Lake Forest Circle Drive.  One of the larger projects is Cayuga Farms, which will be located on Triphammer Road south of Asbury Road.  Long said the Planning Board approved a site plan for what will eventually be a 102 unit rental townhouse development.

The Planning Board also approved a Tompkins Trust Company drive-through ATM near the Intersection of Triphammer and Peruville Roads that was recently completed and is open for business.  The Board also approved a 151 car parking lot for Global Phoenix Computers on Dutch Mill Road in the Warren Road Business Park.

Additional projects include the Planning Board's participation in approving the Town's Agriculture And Farmland Protection Plan.  The town has also been exploring s unique kind fo zoning that might be applied to very specific areas of town, such as a retail section of a town center.

"Cornell University has done a project on Form based Codes," Long said.  "It is something that the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee is looking at.  The Planning Board members had mentioned it as an option that we should look at."

The big project right now is a major Comprehensive Plan revision.  A committee has been actively working on the revision throughout the past year, and the Town is now soliciting for new members with expertise in housing, economic development, cultural resources and tourism to serve in 2016.  Long says he anticipates a final version will be complete in the coming year.

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