Final review for 207 houses at Woodhaven passes board
ROME — At their meeting on Tuesday, the Rome Planning Board approved the final plat review for the upcoming 207 housing lots in the Woodhaven Redevelopment District.
The Planning Board meets the first Tuesday of every month at Rome City Hall.
Construction was approved in August 2021 for the first 37 homes in the redevelopment project. A representative of Bonacio Construction, of Saratoga Springs, appeared before the Planning Board on Tuesday to show off maps and lay out the remaining 207 lots in the ongoing project. The representative discussed additional planned work by the company and the City of Rome, including the widening of some of the streets, and building a new access road from Floyd Avenue, where Patriot Meadows used to be.
The City of Rome has already approved funding through the American Rescue Plan Act to install new drinking water service lines for the project, among other water and sewer lines.
The representative told the board that the plan is to stick to single family homes for now because the market isn’t “showing a need” for townhouses or duplexes.
“There has been a lot of back and forth with whether or not to do townhomes or not. Right now, the thought is no, we’d just be doing single family,” the representative said.
“But if the market desires some duplexes or something, we’d have to come back in front of the board.”
The Rome Planning Board approved the final plat review of the 207 new homes.
Also on the agenda:
• The board approved a revision to a previously approved plan to build storage units at 7371 River Road. The original plan called for six structures at two different sizes, for a total of 18,000 square feet. The new plan is for seven structures of the same size, for a total of 14,000 square feet.
• The board also approved a recommendation to the Common Council regarding some proposed expansions in the Skyline Summit district.
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