IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC) — A crucial vote Tuesday determined that the construction of the $8.9 million community center will move forward at Skyview on the Ridge, the former Irondequoit Mall.
It was a close vote.
4,751 ballots were cast — 2,516 voted yes, and 2,235 voted no.
Town leaders say their recreation program has significantly increased over the years, but it suffers due to lack of space.
Leaders say this community center will help solve that and would make Irondequoit competitive with other communities who have community rec centers and developers hope the renovations will attract more tenants.
As far as security goes, the town says there would be a space provided at Skyview on the Ridge for the Irondequoit police department to use. This wouldn’t be a substation but more of having a physical presence there.
Construction is expected to start at the beginning of next year.
Polls were open from 9 a.m. through 8 p.m. at Christ the King Church on Kings Highway South.
For more information on the center: https://www.irondequoit.org/community/proposed-community-center/community-center-faqs