Proposed housing development met with resistance in Victor

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A fight could be brewing over a brand new housing development in Victor.

The plan is to put up townhomes near Victor High School. The proposed 41 acre project is aiming to take place on High Street but neighbors living nearby were outspoken against it at a planning board meeting Tuesday night with one stating traffic and environmental concerns.           

“Our privacy is going to be gone. We’re going to have issues with those trees, the maintenance of those trees and what’s going to happen to them, the erosion, all of that’s going to be a factor,” said Sue Davie.

The developers were taking notes as many in the audience spoke up with their concerns. Tuesday’s presentation wasn’t a vote of approval but instead, an initial step very early in the process according to Planning Board Chairman Ernie Santoro.

“We don’t have enough at this point but we will get it as we go along,” said Santoro.

He says they’ll listen to what the public has to say as the developers move forward with the project.

“We see this all the time and it’s to be expected on a large project where there are neighbors all around it to have comments. People sometimes just don’t like change,” said Santoro.

We reached out to the developers for comment but they declined the opportunity to speak. Santoro says they need to submit more information before the project moves forward.

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