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Aurora residents split on zoning changes that would impact public lake access, green space

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Aurora residents expressed mixed reactions during a public hearing on February 21 regarding proposed changes to the village’s zoning laws, specifically affecting a strip of lakeside property owned by Wells College.

The proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2024 aims to update zoning regulations, converting a section previously designated as recreational green space to mixed-use and lakefront residential.

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The change has sparked a community dialogue on the best use of the property, emphasizing the importance of maintaining public access and preserving the view of Cayuga Lake.

The zoning law revision has brought to the forefront the balancing act between preserving green space and supporting local institutions like Wells College.

The village plans to hold another public hearing on March 5 to further discuss the proposed zoning changes, inviting more community input on the future of Aurora’s lakeside landscape.