Sale of Seneca Falls building may be decided


SENECA FALLS — The battle over the Arcade Building may be over.

Supervisor Don Earle said terms of a settlement are nearing completion and should be ready by Tuesday night’s Town Board meeting.

Earle said attorney Steven Getman of Ovid, who was hired to represent the board in litigation against [the] Zoning Board of Appeals, will attend.

“I believe the settlement will involve the developer giving up the use variance he obtained from the ZBA and accepting a new variance that limits the number of units in the building,” Earle explained.

The dispute began last year when Ithaca developer Basil Vlahos put in a purchase offer for the Arcade Building at 81-83 Fall St., then owned by Jack Pross. Vlahos submitted plans to convert the three-floor building into housing units, along with two retail spaces at street level.

The town Zoning Board of Appeals approved his plans, but the Town Board objected to the number of apartments proposed….

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