City Approves Rezoning of Two Parcels of Land on Shawmut Park Drive

December 17th, 2018

HORNELL, NY – The Hornell Common Council unanimously approved the rezoning of 4.4 acres of land on 40 Shawmut Park Drive from light industrial to multifamily residential Monday evening. The move makes way for a planned 60 unit apartment complex named the Erie Station Apartments. They will consist of one, two, and three bedroom units, and be of moderate affordability.

IDA consultant Shawn Hogan was in attendance and outlined the project and answered any questions. “There is a market for housing in this price range”, explained Hogan, “This will not be in the $1200 price range like similar apartments we just built, this will be much more affordable. Also there is no guarantee that this project will move forward, as it is all predicated on funding. I do believe it will be hard for the state to turn this project down.” The deadline for the application is December 19th.

In other news numerous appointments were made to various boards:

Mark Smith was appointed to the Hornell Public Library Board of Directors for 3 year term beginning January 1st.
Dave Parmley was reappointed to Hornell IDA Board of Directors for another 4 year term beginning January 1st, 2019.
Paul VanCaeseele was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a 5 year term effective January 1st, 2019.
Melissa Tingley was reappointed to the Planning Board for another 7 year term beginning January 1st, 2019.
Rhonda Willsey was also reappointed to the planning Board for another 7 year term beginning January 1st, 2019.
The Common Council accepted the resignation of Greg Johnson from the Hornell Housing Authority Board of Commissioners effective December 31st, 2019.
And finally Heather Lisi was appointed to the Hornell Housing Authority Board of Commissioners for a 4 year term beginning January 1st, 2019.