The owners of a mobile home park on Old Lyons Road in the town of Lyons say its being shut down. The Canalside Mobile Home Park, which has been the site of significant issue over the last several years, will be closed next month.
That means remaining residents must find a new place to live immediately.
According to the Finger Lakes Times, just five of the units in the park are currently occupied. That said, owners argued that the town stonewalled efforts to bring in 30 new mobile homes to go in its place.
Providence Canalside Housing Corp. operates the property. “It is with sadness that I must advise you that the Canalside Mobile Home Park will be closing,” Mark Greisberger, president of Providence said in the letter. “We were unable to get a redevelopment plan approved by the town of Lyons in an expedited manner, and it was impossible to predict if and when a redevelopment plan would be approved.”
Residents were told they would receive approximately $20,000 for relocation costs. However, back rent and water charges will be subtracted from that stipend.
State Sen. Pam Helming, who spoke with the Finger Lakes Times about the matter, expressed disappointment with town officials about the matter. “Despite the desire and hard work of many involved agencies, elected officials, and local community partners, the town of Lyons has essentially put up roadblocks at every turn, making it impossible for the state to continue investing in this project,” Helming said.
Meanwhile, Lyons officials who were accused of stonewalling the project, noted that they would’ve rather seen the $4 million earmarked to rehabilitate the mobile home park- spent rehabilitating downtown buildings.
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