Location: Town of Greece, Monroe County
Client: Rochester’s Cornerstone Group
Project Type: Multi-Family
Completed: Summer 2017
Engineers: Rich Tiede
In 2011, Rochester’s Cornerstone Group was negotiating with Greece Baptist Church to purchase 8 acres of their 16-acre parcel at 1230 Long Pond Road. We worked with the town, owners, and developers to create a comprehensive plan for the property and identify the required entitlement processes. The existing site was zoned R1-12 – Residential and had to be rezoned to RS – Senior Residential by the Greece Town Board, which was completed in 2012. The town agreed with our assessment that this Senior Living Community was the ideal transitional zoning from the apartments on the east to the 14 single-family properties on the west.
The overall project, constructed in 2 phases, includes 2 independent living buildings with a total of 120 senior apartments. Sanitary sewer service was provided through an easement granted by an adjacent property, and redundant emergency services access was coordinated with the landowner to the east. Part of the design was to reconfigure the shared access on Long Pond Road with Greece Baptist Church to allow their operations to continue. This was done with neighborhood meetings where concerns could be heard and addressed.
The result is a Senior Living Community for independent seniors (55+) within a secluded, park-like setting. This market-rate and affordable community is a perfect example of an infill project that benefitted from working with the town and the neighbors to provide a harmonious development with minimal impact to the surrounding area.