Pittsford apartment project still has hurdles to clear

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The Pittsford Village Board narrowly approved special permits for an apartment complex at 75 Monroe Avenue, but residents aren't done fighting the project.

Last night, I received a press release from Friends of Pittsford Village, a group that's at least a couple of months old. Many residents in the village believe that the proposal from a Mark IV subsidiary is out of scale with village buildings and that it doesn't match the village's character. The Friends reiterate those objections in its press release.

"FOPV does not oppose site development; it seeks alternatives that fit the scale and character of the historic Erie Canal village," says the press release. "FOPV is considering various options to challenge this recent decision."

The project still needs approvals from the village's Planning Board and its Architectural and Preservation Review Board. Yesterday, Mayor Bob Corby, who voted against the project, told me that he expects those boards to consider the scale of the proposed buildings. It's clear that residents will keep the pressure on those boards.

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