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Plan approves wind turbines to be built at I-Square  

Credit:  04/04/2016 | www.whec.com ~~

Neighbors are voicing their concerns for what could be coming to a popular development in Irondequoit.

The owners of I-Square want to put two wind turbines on the property. The plan is a done deal but Monday night’s zoning board meeting was all about where on the property they’ll go.

It’s been a rough few weeks for the owners of I-Square but they’re moving forward and Monday talked about the next phase.

The project would be an “Imaginarium,” which is a new art and science center that would be powered by only renewable energy. For it to work, the Nolan’s need two wind turbines.

“I think once installed, I think people are really going to see a lot of beauty in them and knowing its creating a lot of power, we’ll wish for windy days,” said Mike Nolan, owner.

Not everyone is excited with the 105 foot tall turbines. Others who live in the area don’t have a problem with the plan.

“I would encourage people to do some research, go to places in Monore County and surrounding counties where these turbines exist and see how they’re integrated into these mixed use spaces and see how un-intrusive they are and see if they can’t see this as a sense of pride for Irondequoit,” said Erin Quintero, Irondequoit resident.

The Nolan’s already have the go ahead for the turbines, it’s just a matter of where on the property, they will go.

On Monday, the zoning board approved a plan to build the turbines in the back of the new building.

Construction begins in June.

Source:  04/04/2016 | www.whec.com

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