A marina is being proposed.
The Everwilde project will not include a marina. The proposed docking facilities are for transient use by patrons of Everwilde, and such docking will be designed to accommodate less than half of the boats than what is currently permitted under the approved residential plan (10 boats under the Everwilde plan vs. 25 boats under the approved residential plan).
Further, the docking proposed is consistent with the residential (Tier 1) allocations of the Docking and Mooring Law. The Docking and Mooring Law states that "The scale and intensity of docking and mooring facilities allowed in Tier One are declared to be compatible with residential uses and the associated neighborhood character."
The parking lot proposed for Everwilde Inn and Spa is 6 acres.
The entire paved area on the site, which includes all paved parking, driveway and the cart path to the lake, totals 3.9 acres of the total 45.7 acre property.
Everwilde Inn and Spa is proposing a 3 acre septic system.
There will be two septic systems to serve the facility. One is 1 acre in size and the other is 1.2 acres. The two septic fields are approximately 1000 feet apart and over 1800 feet from the lake.
Pursuant to relevant requirements established in 2014, an area equal in size to the septic systems will also be reserved in a natural state to be utilized in the future if necessary for replacement purposes. The project’s septic system will require extensive review and approval from both the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation the New York State Health Department prior to installation.
The developer is putting in an inn and spa that with be equivalent to a two star hotel.
The goal of the developer and owner Laura Cook is to have an inn and spa that defines luxury for all to enjoy. The architectural design by David Hanlon of Hanlon Architects will be of New England and Finger Lakes inspired design. The interior will be thoughtfully designed by the Creative Director Charles Arena and the Lifestyles Designer Jonathan Ragusa of Arena's Interiors. The developer is pleased to use local businesses to capture the look and feel of our region in a upscale fashion.
The Property should be left undeveloped.
The property is already approved for 20 homes, 20 docks, and 5 moorings. Everwilde Inn & Spa is a proposed alternative development.
Developer is asking for "relief from Town of South Bristol Zoning Regulations."
The requested Planned Development District (PD) zoning is in compliance with and meets all the requirements under the Town of South Bristol Zoning Regulations. The Zoning Regulations contemplate and permit this type of planned, clustered development to further the Town goals as outlined in the Comprehensive Plan.
The proposed Everwilde Inn & Spa project supports the following goals outlined in the comprehensive plan: encourage tourism, promote South Bristol, preserve open space, encourage tourist related business, preserve water quality, and abide by Canandaigua Lake Uniform Docking Law.
Without the rezoning, development could only occur on minimum 3-acre lots on this property.
This 45.7 acre property has an approved and filed 20-lot subdivision for single family homes. The approved 20-lot subdivision plan does not restrict the lots to a minimum of 3-acres.
Proposed rezoning is "spot zoning".
Spot Zoning is the granting to a particular parcel of land a classification concerning its use that differs from the classification of other land in the immediate area.
The proposed rezoning is not 'spot zoning' because the proposed Everwilde Inn & Spa project is located across the road from an existing Planned Development District (PD) zoned parcel with a similar, hospitality and tourism use.
The project will result in "excessive land disruption" and increased stress on wildlife.
The proposed cluster development is located on the upland, relatively flat and open portion of the property. There will be minimal additional disturbance proposed for the steeply sloped, wooded portion of the site leading down to the lake shore. Compared to the approved 20-lot subdivision plan, the proposed Everwilde Inn & Spa project will have significantly less disturbance to the existing wooded areas on site.
The project will result in more Lake shoreline disturbance and use than under the existing zoning.
The Everwilde Inn & Spa project is proposing 4 docks for 8 boat slips and 1 boat house (for 2 boats) along with a canoe/kayak launch. Please see illustration under the Zoning Comparison Map section of this website, titled "Everwilde Inn & Spa Proposed Plan." The entire docking system accommodates a maximum of 10 boats for transient use only by Everwilde Inn and Spa and patrons.
The approved 20-lot subdivision includes 10 docks, 20 storage lockers, and 5 moorings, accomodating 25 boats at the site shoreline.
This is only the first step in a much larger development of the site.
This is a single phase project. Once the Everwilde Inn & Spa plan is approved, it cannot be changed without another rezoning or formal amendment of the Planned Development District (PD) plan by the Town Board.
The Everwilde Inn & Spa project sponsor has no intention of further expansion of the proposed facility.