Empty plots of land surrounding Lowe’s in the town of Macedon will soon be bustling, according to Building and Zoning Department head Scott Allen.
“This parcel here, which has been here since the original Lowe’s construction, is going to be where the Royal Car Wash people are going to develop a car wash,” Allen said. “This will be right on the front parcel. The parcel behind, which sits right next to the garden center here at Lowe’s is going to be Caliber Collision.”
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Allen took us to several different locations within Town limits where new businesses will be popping up.
“This is a Wyndham Microtel,” Allen said. “It’s going to be a three-story about a 70-room hotel and you can see it’s well underway. We’ve got the elevator shaft and the structural steel for the lobby and common areas complete here.”
Location is a factor
So, why are so many projects happening at once in this Wayne County town?
“I don’t know, it’s just the ebb and flow of development sometimes,” Allen said. “The right time and the right location. We like to think that the town is set up for development on the 31 corridor for commercial development through infrastructure development and zoning.”
Perhaps the most project exciting for Allen is what’s happening on this land next to the Van Bortel Chevy Dealership.
Workers are building a new $6 million Corvette show room.
“This project here is very exciting,” Allen added. “Obviously having a Corvette-only specialized facility for sales and service is unique. It’s going to be a draw across the Northeast for people coming here. It’s a great thing for Macedon.”
Another big project on the list could be transforming the Jindal Films property on Route 31 to a commercial marijuana-growing operation. A Georgia developer has purchased the property for $1.4 million, according to Town officials. This project is still depending on licensing and permitting through the state.
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