A four-lot subdivision has been proposed near the intersection of Jarvis Street and Moss Farm Road.
The developer would construct four homes on 9.45 acres with frontage on both roads. Two would be on Jarvis Street and two would be on Moss Farm Road, spread among existing homes on both.
The Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on the proposal — submitted by PABCO Inc. — during its April 12 meeting and will continue the hearing at its April 26 meeting. No members of the public spoke during Monday’s meeting but commissioners did ask numerous questions, including the amount of excavation required.
Ryan Thompson, principal engineer and surveyor with RCL Thompson, said the plan is to remove 40,000 cubic yards of soil to steepen a hill and create more space for the homes.
“In the very center of the site … that big hill and ridge line is the most complicated part of the site. So in order to do something with this property, you have to address the large hill in the middle there,” he said.
During the design phase, plans for five or six homes were considered. Thompson said it was decided that four homes was the most feasible plan to reduce the amount of excavation.
According to the town records, the land is owned by the Brewerton Jeanette B. Estate and is valued at $221,030, which includes one existing home on the property.