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posticon Editorial - Development Fears or Benefits

Opinions | Friday, September 15, 2017 | By Dan Veaner Print
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To date there have been at least five solid proposals for the town center land on Auburn Road across the street from the Lansing Town ball fields.  More, really, but three were seriously considered in 2014 after the first Request For Proposals (RFP) got four replies, and another two this year that now have signed purchase agreements with two year options to buy.  The 2014 proposals came to naught.  Now it remains to be seen whether this year's crop of developers can turn their ideas into reality.

The benefits of dense residential development on that land could be many: an increased tax base that eventually could reduce the tax burden on existing property owners; increased density to provide a more solid market for local businesses such as Lansing Market, The Sub Shop, Rogue's Harbor, the two ice cream stands, Lansing Pizzeria, and Crossroads Bar and Grill.  Eventually, with enough new residences, there may be a viable possibility of a small shopping area and/or some professional buildings, and/or a new light industry and technology business park (which, in turn would increase the tax base and potentially decrease taxes).

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posticon Letters - Proposed Subsidized Rental Development

Opinions | Friday, September 15, 2017 | By Robin C Adams Print
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mailmanThis is bull----!!!! Sorry to put it bluntly BUT, my mom lives directly next to this proposed development. She is a life time resident of Lansing. Even though she would never agree, she is an elderly resident and I do not look forward to her living with this next door!!! OMG!!!

And I find what is ridiculous is that the average person would have a hard time paying this rent. But because low income people are living off the state these rates can be paid for. Lansing where are your limits? Why don't Lansing voters have a vote in the progression of our town? I am also a life long resident and am appalled by things that are 'slipped by'!!!!!

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posticon Letters - Comprehensive Plan Public Comments

Opinions | Friday, September 15, 2017 | By Ed LaVigne Print
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mailmanAs you may know by now, the planning board met last night. One of the subjects of discussion was setting their public hearing date for the comprehensive plan. The date discussed was Monday October 30th.

If you have questions about their version and the plan in general, please email them to Tom Ellis the chair of the planning board. Also, I would ask that you include the rest of the planning board members and all of the town board members in your communication.

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