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Potential Canandaigua housing development targets first-time buyers, empty nesters who cannot afford buying in current market

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The Canandaigua City Council has given tentative approval to a proposed housing project by Chrisanntha Inc., which plans to build 132 attached homes for sale on undeveloped land in the city.


The development company originally proposed a 72-single-family housing plan but withdrew it in 2021.

The proposed development is expected to target first-time homebuyers and empty nesters who are unable to afford home ownership.


The developer is seeking a rezoning of the property to planned unit development. The project would exceed the required 50 units as part of Governor Kathy Hochul’s plan to build 800,000 new homes within the next decade.

If approved, the project will go through a traditional approval process. The developer is expected to apply for Community Block Development Grants to help lower unit prices, and prospective owners can apply for funding for down payments under the governor’s new program to stimulate first-time home buying.