MRB Group, Town of Farmington Celebrate New Pedestrian Bridges
Rochester Chamber member MRB Group and the Town of Farmington recently celebrated the opening of two pedestrian bridges located in the subdivisions of Monarch Manor and Lilybrook Court.
Farmington Supervisor Peter Ingalsbe was joined by fellow board members, town staff and representatives from MRB Group to dedicate the bridges as part of the expanding network of parks and trails located within the Town.
In remarks to those who attended, Supervisor Ingalsbe thanked staff, Town Planner Ron Brand, and MRB Group, the town engineers who have assisted with community planning and strategic development efforts for many years.
The Town of Farmington, located just 20 minutes east of the City of Rochester, is one of the fastest-growing in Upstate New York. Supervisor Pete Ingalsbe would maintain that the rapid growth is “by design,” and is the result of excellent planning and collaboration between the town’s leadership, its staff, Ron Brand, and MRB Group.
In order to continue to attract a more health-focused and environmentally-conscious generation, the town has proactively developed a long-term Master Plan to support parks and recreation trails. Working in conjunction with the neighboring towns of Canandaigua and Victor, the Town of Farmington is investing in creation of attractive pedestrian and bicycle trails that join several of its own subdivisions and will connect with the Auburn Trail system, a plan to link communities across much of Western New York.
According to Supervisor Ingalsbe, offering residents and future home-buyers this increasingly popular amenity has paid off.
“We’re seeing results, and getting positive feedback,” he said.
“The incentive zoning was created in association with the Community Comprehensive Plan and Park Master Plan, encouraging development that is compatible with the Town’s long-term strategy for growth,” Ingalsbe said.
“As a result of these incentives, developers have provided a portion of the revenue that supports development of parks, trails, and bridges, such as the new pedestrian crossings at Monarch Manor and Lilybrook Court,” he stated.
“The Town will continue to support activities that make sense, and attract people to choose Farmington as the place to live and raise a family,” Ingalsbe concluded.