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Neighbors Question Necessity of Proposed Athletic Complex in Victor

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Rochester: Neighbors Question Necessity of Proposed Athletic Complex in Victor
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Victor residents had a second chance to weigh in on the construction of a multi-sport health and wellness complex in the hamlet of Fishers.

Some of the residents that live in this small Hamlet of Fishers aren't too happy about the potential of a new neighbor.

"We bought into a residential area, we should not have to put up an iron shield to protect us from neighbors such as this," said Randolph Lee.

Developer Jim Ludwig is proposing to build a 120,000 square foot athletic complex in Fishers, within Victor.

Residents like Pamela Allen, who lives near the site, believes the project is unnecessary.

"There are two YMCAs within 10 minutes of Victor," Allen said.

She and other residents voiced their opinions to the Town Board during a second public hearing on the proposal. She says she's concerned the increase in traffic will affect their quality of life.

"Our homes are rather expensive homes, we are concerned property values will decrease because of this project," Allen said.

Ludwig says the first phase of the project will consist of 80,000 square foot multi sport indoor facility that will cost $5 million to $10 million. He says hopefully it will be open by October.

The second phase will consist of outdoor fields and an office complex.

"The overall campus, look and feel will be significant. Nothing else like it," Ludwig said.

The multi-sport complex will be built on Phillips Road, but before that happens, the town board has to rezone a 94-acre parcel of land.

"We value all of the comments made by our residents and certainly each comment is going to recorded and the list is going to be thoroughly considered how we make our decision going forward," said Silvio Palermo, deputy town supervisor.

Palermo says the vote to re zone the land from light industrial to planned development district can happen as early as the next town board meeting March 11.

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