NOTICE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 2 OF THE NEW YORK EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEDURE LAW FOR THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF VICTOR, ONTARIO COUNTY, NEW YORK
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all persons that a public hearing, pursuant to Article 2 of the New York Eminent Domain Procedure Law ("EDPL"), will be held by the Town of Victor (the "Town") on Monday, November 22, 2021, beginning at 7:00 p.m., local time, at the Town of Victor Town Hall located at 85 East Main Street, Victor, New York 14564.
In addition to informing the public, said public hearing is being held for the purpose of considering (i) the proposed "acquisition" by condemnation (as such quoted term is defined under EDPL; hereinafter referred to as the "Acquisition") of all or a portion of certain "real property" (as such quoted term is defined under EDPL) located at the situs at the Eastview Mall (located at 7979 Pittsford-Victor Road in the Town of Victor, Ontario County, New York; the "Eastview Mall") of the former, and now vacant, approximately 93,000 square foot Lord & Taylor's department store and existing Lord & Taylor's improvements, adjoining and/or nearby parking fields and related improvements located at 700 Eastview Mall Drive (identifiable by Tax ID#: 6.00-1-12.600) and containing in the aggregate approximately 8.40 acres (collectively, the "Proposed Site") in the Town of Victor, Ontario County, New York and (ii) the public purpose of the proposed Acquisition, location of the Proposed Site, general effects of the proposed Acquisition on the environment and the residents of the locality and other relevant information. No proposed alternate locations are being considered.
The proposed Acquisition is required for and is in connection with a certain project (collectively, the "Project") consisting of facilitating the productive reuse and redevelopment of the vacant and underutilized Proposed Site through municipal and/or economic development projects to further the public purposes of advancing the general prosperity and economic welfare of the residents of the Town by returning the vacant and underutilized Proposed Site to productive use by attracting and accommodating new tenant(s) and/or end user(s) and thereby, among other things, attract additional visitors to the Eastview Mall, create employment opportunities, increase the property tax base within the Town and decrease the negative impacts associated with large vacant buildings within the Town and surrounding community. Eastview Mall, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, for itself and/or on behalf of its affiliates or other entities to be formed (collectively, the "Company"), has requested the Town's assistance with respect to the Acquisition of the Proposed Site in connection with the Project.
All interested persons are invited to attend said public hearing and present their views regarding the proposed Acquisition. Persons unable to attend the public hearing, or persons in attendance at the public hearing, may submit to the Town, either prior to or during the public hearing, any written comments or other related documents regarding the proposed Acquisition. Any written comments and related documents received prior to or on the public hearing date will become part of the official public hearing record. Written comments can be sent to the Town of Victor, c/o Town Supervisor, 85 East Main Street, Victor, New York. Comments received after the close of the public hearing on Monday, November 22, 2021, will not be considered.
Dated: November 9, 2021 TOWN OF VICTOR