Residents of an upmarket town in the Union district are voicing their opposition to a developer’s plans for a nearby site.
Walsh Realty is seeking permission for a proposed development on 30.5 acres of land on Watson Boulevard, just west of Country Club Road.
The Vestal-based company has outlined plans to develop a self-storage facility at the site, which is located near Homestead Village in Glen, a townhouse community with dozens of residents.
Walsh Realty’s proposal also calls for the site to be used for outdoor vehicle storage and for the sale of retail sheds.
Residents of Eagle Drive circulated a petition calling on the city to reject the plan. They argue that the project is not suited to the region.
The planning board voted 6 to 1 to recommend denying the application. Walsh Realty wants the property to be rezoned from a commercial district to a “planned unit development” district.
Members of the planning board have indicated that the site is not a suitable location for the type of project proposed. They also expressed concern about its visual impact in the region.
Representatives for Walsh Realty could not be reached Wednesday afternoon to discuss the company’s plans.
The Union City Board of Directors has scheduled a public hearing on the proposal for Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at City Hall at 3111 East Main Street in Endwell.