It was back to the drawing board for RSM development. Developers bought the old Newport House property for $3.7 million dollars last year. Since then, plans to build on that land has been widely debated among Irondequoit residents.
During Monday night's planning board meeting, developers revealed a new scaled down version of their original plans. The new plan includes four buildings instead of two with 10 townhomes, a private clubhouse, private boat docks and 48 condos instead of the original 54.
Residents from the Bay Tree Homeowner's Association are opposed to the plan. They say the height of the condos would block their existing views of the bay. And the condos and townhomes don't fit in with the character of the area.
But not everyone felt that way. Some residents say development like this would be a nice change.
The planning board did not make any decisions Monday night. Developers expect to return in the next couple of months with a more detailed plan. Developers say they expected to face opposition. Despite that, they plan to stick with their new revised plan.