Shawmut Park Apartments to Change Location

March 16, 2017

HORNELL, NY – In an update on the Riedman Development Corporations proposed apartment complex to be built above Shawmut Park Mayor Hogan told the Board of Public Works that there will be a slight change in plans. After performing Geotechnical work the Riedman group discovered organic material about 5 to 6 feet down which in turn would require anchor pilings for a sturdy foundation so they opted to just move the building site.

The new site will be on property also owned by the Hornell IDA on Fairlawn Ave which in turn made a direct swap possible. According to Hogan, nothing else will change with the complex still containing 60 units with two townhouses per unit. There will be a total of 10 buildings with 6 apartments per building.

At Monday night’s Common Council meeting a zoning change to Fairlawn Drive will be made which will allow work to begin on schedule around the end of April or early May. Hogan also noted that the property Riedman abandoned on Shawmut Park is now being looked at by another construction firm and could still be developed in the near future.

Also Hogan had nothing but praise for the DPW for the great job they did clearing the streets and parking areas after the snow storm. He also thanked all residents for complying with parking ban which made everyone’s job easier.