PENN YAN — The Village Board has scheduled a special meeting Friday, and it could include a vote on a six-month moratorium for new senior citizen housing.

The meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. at the village hall.

The board had a public hearing on the proposed moratorium Tuesday. The only person who spoke was attorney Alan Knauf. Knauf was opposed to the measure.

Knauf is representing developer David Genecco, who wants to build eight townhouse-style units for seniors on a parcel he owns on South Avenue in the village. The land is next to a large, neighboring parcel Genecco owns in the town of Milo, where he and another developer, Angelo Licciardello of Webster, plan to build 82 townhouse-style rental units. The town land is the former Keuka Estates Mobile Home Park.

Knauf filed an Article 78 lawsuit against the village and zoning board earlier this year, arguing the village wrongfully rejected Genecco’s plan to build the senior housing last year. Yates County Judge Jason Cook later ruled in favor of Genecco.

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