GENEVA — There’s yet one more hurdle to cross earlier than work can start on the former BJ’s Wholesale Membership.
At a particular assembly Wednesday, the City Board authorised a Sept. eight public listening to on an area legislation to rezone the Berry Fields Highway property for a deliberate unit improvement — or PUD. The 6 p.m. listening to can be earlier than the board’s common assembly.
Gershman Properties, an actual property funding and property administration firm based mostly in Los Angeles, plans to make use of the 69,000-square-foot constructing for climate-controlled storage. The corporate is working with Marathon Engineering of Rochester.
A part of the BJ’s car parking zone could be developed right into a 14,000-square-foot, multi-use constructing for 3 tenants. Two of these areas may embrace eating places with drive-thru functionality, whereas the opposite could possibly be retail or workplace house.
BJ’s closed Feb. 1. A Gershman consultant stated if the property is rezoned, changing the previous BJ’s constructing could be achieved later this 12 months adopted by building of the multi-use constructing.
That consultant stated there was some curiosity within the new constructing by attainable tenants, however he didn’t disclose any names.
City Supervisor Mark Venuti stated there already was a public listening to on the PUD utility, however one other is required to rezone the property. That’s anticipated to be authorised after the listening to.
• BIKE PARK — The board authorised a contract with James Martinez, of Hicksville, Nassau County, to design a motorcycle park behind the city corridor. The board authorised the park greater than two years in the past, however work by volunteers and city employees has been sporadic and it stays incomplete.
Martinez is taken into account an knowledgeable on the design and building of motorcycle parks, having achieved them for Victor and Naples.
Venuti stated he can be assembly quickly with Martinez and have extra info for the general public after that.