Village of Pittsford Mayor Bob Corby said pleas from speakers Tuesday night encouraged leaders to delay a vote on a moratorium.
“I think to do justice to all the residents who came out tonight and spoke, the board wants to take it seriously, wade through and decide what that next step is.”
A moratorium would allow the village of Pittsford to stop accepting applications for large developments for up to a year, at least.
The issue revolves around developer Wilmorite, who wants to buy 25 Schoen place from the Powers family and build an 80 room hotel, spa, and a mixed use building on it.
Betsy Powers spoke to the board about the condition of the site.
“Those barns are ready to fall down and you know it,” she said at the podium.
Her husband said he’s frustrated with the process and wants to move forward with Wilmorite.
Mayor Corby maintains the village wants a moratorium in place only to update village code.
But Wilmorite feels their project is being targeted. Attorney Alan Knauf commented on the delay.
“Certainly if they want to review their comprehensive zoning law, they can do that, but they don’t have to stop everything in its track,” Knauf said.